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History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition : comprising the history of the Louisiana territory, the story of the Louisiana Purchase and a full account of the great exposition, embracing the participation of the states and nations of the world, and other events of the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904

Author: Mark Bennitt; Frank Parker Stockbridge
Publisher: Saint Louis : Universal Exposition Pub. Co., 1905.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Saint Louis : Universal Exposition Pub. Co., 1905
(OCoLC)890949018
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bennitt; Frank Parker Stockbridge
OCLC Number: 740203
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 800 pages : illustrations ; 36 cm
Contents: The Louisiana Territory --
The Louisiana Purchase --
The Louisiana centennial --
The period of exploitation --
Building a world's fair --
Period of the exposition, April 30th to December 1st --
Participation of Pan-American countries --
Strong participation by European nations --
Oriental and African representation --
Participation of the United States government --
Participation of states east of the Mississippi River --
Participation of the Louisiana states --
Participation of Alaska, Pacific, and Rocky Mountain states --
The Philippines exposition and Porto Rico exhibit --
The art galley of the exposition --
Education, social economy, liberal arts, physical culture, Olympic games --
Exhibits in transportation and aeronautics --
Machinery, electricity, mines and metallurgy --
Exhibits in manufacturers and varied industries --
Agriculture, horticulture, live stock, forestry, fish and game --
Department of anthropology and ethnology --
Congresses, conventions, and fraternal organizations --
Entertainment --
music and the Pike --
Administration of the expositiions affairs --
Juries and awards.
Responsibility: compiled from official sources by Mark Bennitt, editor-in-chief, Frank Parker Stockbridge, managing editor, and Samuel Williams [and others] ; with an introduction by Walter B. Stevens ; illustrated under direction of Edgar M. Dilley with more than four thousand engravings from photographs by William H. Rau, official photographer, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and George Stark, with portraits of national, state, and foreign commissioners, exposition officials, and distinguished visitors, by J.C. Strauss, Kandeler Brothers, Murillo Studio, and others.
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