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Louisiana Purchase Exposition viewbook

1904
 Collection
Accession: 1997-219

Abstract

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Exhibitions covered achievements in the fine arts, science, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, government, and education. This souvenir viewbook shows buildings at the fair and is accordion folded and in color.

Dates

  • 1904

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 item : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. (folded).

Historical Note

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The centennial celebration was delayed a year to foster greater participation from other countries and states. It was the last significant exposition before World War I. The fair was built on a 1,200 acre site and included exhibitions from sixty-two countries and forty-three of the forty-five states of that day. Exhibitions covered achievements in the fine arts, science, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, government, and education.

Scope and Content

This accordion folded souvenir viewbook contains twenty-five small halftone views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The item was copyrighted by Bernhard M. Graff in 1904. The views are in color and show buildings at the fair.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition viewbook
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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