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Identifier: P0701

Title: Louisiana Purchase Exposition: St. Louis World's Fair Albums

Description: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Albums are a set of eleven albums of forty pages each of photographs with hand-written captions. The series covers the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition's progress from the beginning and contains images of the ground-breaking ceremony in 1901, fairgrounds construction, displays and festivities, people who attended the 1904 World's Fair, and the closing day ceremonies and fireworks. Vol. 1 (Dec. 1901 - ca. Aug. 1902) shows site preparation, the temporary railway for construction, building supports and scaffolds, and the beginning of work on facades. Vol. 2 (ca Sept 1902 - ca April 1904) shows Dedication Day ceremonies, further progress on facades of palace buildings, Opening Day of the fair, administrative groups, foreign dignitaries, and professors attending meetings of the International Congress of Arts and Sciences. Vol. 3 (1904) shows attendees at the International Congress, athletic competitions, airplanes and zeppelins, interior and exterior views of Palace of Machinery, Palace of Electricity, Palace of Manufacturers, Palace of Varied Industries. Vol. 4 (1904) shows interior and exterior views of the Palace of Transportation, Palace of Education, Palace of Mining, and the exterior and interior of the Palace of Art with paintings on display in it. Vol. 5 (1904) shows interior and exteriors of the Palace of Agriculture, the German East African exhibit, horse show winners, cattle livestock winners, exhibits in the Fish and Forestry Building, interior and exterior of the United States Government Palace, and aerial and panoramic views of the fairgrounds. Vol. 6 (1904) shows Festival Hall, general shots of buildings across the Grand Basin and lagoons, exteriors of state buildings, interior and exterior of the Austrian Building, exteriors of other foreign countries' houses. Vol. 7 (1904) shows the exteriors and interiors of the German Pavilion, the Belgian Pavilion, the French Pavilion, Mexican Pavilion, the Robert Burns Cottage, the Chinese Pavilion, the Japanese Pavilion and gardens, and the Ceylon Pavilion. Vol. 8 (1904) shows mining camps, the Model City, foreign children at the Model Playground, automobiles, modes of transportation, the Observation Wheel (Ferris wheel), ballooning, Visayan people, Negritos, and the Iggorote (Igorot) village. Vol. 9 (1904) shows Iggorote people, Bontoc people, Tagalog people, Moro people, and Bagobo people. Vol. 10 (1904) shows attractions and amusements along the Pike, including the Tyrolean Alps, the Irish village, Sioux people, Esquimaux village (Eskimo), Native American Cliff Dwellers, Jerusalem exhibit, "Streets of Cairo" exhibit. Vol. 11 (1904) shows attractions along the Pike (amusements midway), the Japanese Ainu people, Cocopa people, Patagonians, other Native Americans, African Pygmies, Alice Roosevelt, and other visiting dignitaries.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1901 - 1904

Type(s): Photographs


Subjects: Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)


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