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Fred L. Howe 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs

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Fred L. Howe 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs

Items in the Fred L. Howe 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs Collection

View of an exhibit featuring artifacts of the Confederacy featured during the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park. The Confederate Exhibit was meant to both honor the sacrifices that Southern soldiers had made for the Lost…

This image shows how electricity was used at the Cotton States and International Exposition to light the grounds at night. The sky overhead shows a display of fireworks.

View of children surrounding the Liberty Bell at the Cotton States and International Exposition. The bell had traveled by train from Philadelphia to be displayed in Piedmont Park. It's arrival in Atlanta drew the fair's first big crowd of visitors to…

View of the Phoenix Wheel ride at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park. A hundred and twenty-five feet in diameter, the view from the top of the Phoenix Wheel looked over the exposition from 200 ft off the ground. The…

This image provides a glimpse of a popular fair attraction called "Shooting the Chutes." The ride consisted of flat boats that shot down a ramp into a body of water. The "Shoot the Chutes" ride was located on Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park for the…

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