Louisiana Purchase Exposition stereoviewsCreation: 1904
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. Seven stereoviews show scenes from the fair.
- Creation: 1904
- Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) (Organization)
6 photomechanical prints : stereograph, b&w ; 3.5 x 7 in. 1 photographic print : stereograph, b&w ; 3.5 x 7 in.
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.
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Seven stereoviews of the 1904 Lousiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. One stereograph was published by the Keystone View Company. The other six are part of the "Metropolitan Series," distributed by Sears, Roebuck and Company.
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