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The Exhibitions

“A man could spend one day in a building without knowing all that was in there” 

-OUT AT THE GROUNDS: How the Work of the Cotton States and ...The Atlanta Constitution (1881-1945); Jun 16, 1895; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Atlanta Constitution. 17

The Cotton State and International Exposition exhibition buildings and over 6,000 exhibits were meant to "display Southern products and advantages in a way they had never been displayed before." Many buildings were devoted specifically to displaying the advancements in agriculture, transportation, electricity, mining and machinery. But the exposition also made room for special “state buildings” from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, Alabama, and Georgia. The exposition notably included a Women’s Building and a “Negro Building” to showcase their accomplishments. In total, 37 states and 13 foreign countries were represented in the exhibits of the Cotton States and International Exposition.  

Click on an image below to take a peek inside some of the Exhibition Buildings of the Cotton States and International Exposition: