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  • Collection: Fred L. Howe 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs

This image shows the District of Columbia exhibit in the Negro Building. The exhibit displayed mainly statuary and art from African American artists in Washington D.C. The exhibit also included several patents for the inventions created by African…

This image of the Machinery Hall at night demonstrates the electric power it produced. The Machinery Hall was the source of all electric lights throughout the exposition.

The view of the Cotton States and International Exposition as seen from the Midway attraction "Shooting the Chutes."

View of the Tower of Light exhibit as seen at night at the the Cotton States and International Exposition.

View of the exterior of the Transportation Building. The Transportation Building featured exhibits on both outdated modes of transportation as well as its recent technological advances. The building included displays of the technology of railroads,…

View of actors from the Egyptian Theater in the Streets of Cairo exhibit on the Midway. No sooner had the Cotton States and International Exposition had opened than other exhibitions began to complain about the attention the theater received from…

The Streets of Cairo Exhibit was another Midway attraction. Streets of Cairo had been a huge hit at the Colombian Exposition in Chicago and the announcement that exhibit would make its way to Atlanta was met with great excitement. The exhibit…

This image is of the octagonal Southern Railway Building which included exhibits of architectural drawings depicting some of the more prominent railroad stations across the country. The Southern Railway Building as included samples of tracks from…

This pyramidal structure is the Plant System Exhibit of the Cotton States and International Exposition. This building apparently housed a variety of fruit, vegetable, and mineral products found across the world, It also included models of steamships…

Several states across the country represented their achievements in state buildings at the Cotton States and International Exposition. Pictured here is the Pennsylvania Building. The Pennsylvania Building housed the Liberty Bell, making it one of the…