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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…

View of the Massachusetts Building which was one of the states buildings developed for the Cotton States and International Exposition. State Buildings and special State Days at world fairs across the South helped to create a sense of unity throughout…

This view of the Machinery Hall's interior shows an exhibition of steam pumps. Visible in the background is a sign for "Henry R Worthington--New York," which was the name of the owner of a company called "Worthington Pump Works." Henry R Worthington…

View of Native Americans from the Indian Exhibit located in the Midway of the Cotton States and International Exposition. This exhibit featured 15 tipis and a theater where audiences could apparently watch traditional dances and ceremonies…

This image provides an example of some of the sculpture found in the Arts Building at the Cotton States Exposition.

This picture shows a gallery of paintings within the Arts Building of the Cotton States and International Exposition. The Exposition featured two main galleries of paintings inside the Arts Building, one for European Art and the other for American…

View of an exhibit inside the Forestry and Mineral Building of the Cotton States and International Exposition. The building was composed entirely of wood and several states as well as countries were represented by the flora and fauna and mineral…

View of fur-wrapped Eskimos who were brought from the "cold and icy North" to Atlanta to participate in the "ethnographic" Esquimoux Hut Exhibit. According to one Atlanta Constitution reporter, it was clear that the participants in the exhibit were…

This image shows the Electricity and Transportation Buildings of the Cotton States and International Exposition.