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The woman featured is the personification of the new South, rising from the ashes of the Civil War. In her arms she holds the bounty of agriculture and of industry, representing the Southern rise to prosperity. Behind the lady personification of the…

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…

View of the Electricity Building as seen at night during the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park.

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 midway in Piedmont Park near Atlanta, Georgia during the Cotton States and International Exposition. The midway was the site of many of the exposition's "ethnographic" features, including replica villages. Although these villages were…

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…

The interior view of the Negro Building of the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park. The Negro Building emphasized African American progress through hard work and labor. Its exhibits were bursting with examples of African…

This image depicts a rendering of the Palace of Fine Arts that existed during the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition. The Fine Arts Exhibition was meant to showcase the South's cultural awareness and interest in sophisticated works of…