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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…

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…

View of an Native American chief, dubbed Mr. Lo by the photographer, in the Indian Village exhibit of the Midway. Mr. Lo was in reality Two-Strike, a Sioux headman.

View of the Japan Village exhibit for the Cotton States and International Exposition, Although the Japan Village was not located where the other ethnographic displays were found, it was still classified as a Midway exhibit. There is a possibility…

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…

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…

View of the people in the Dahomey Village exhibit in Piedmont Park. The people of Dahomey are part of the modern day Republic of Benin, but the people in the village were depicted as the people of "savage Africa," or the "Dark continent." The straw…

View of the exterior of the Dahomey Village exhibit in Piedmont Park. The sign outside advertises that the village includes "cannibals" and "Amazon warriors." The Dahomey Village was very popular among visitors to the Midway who wanted to see the…

Mexico was one of the many Midway village exhibitions devoted to "anthropological" curiosity. In this image, we see one of the features of the Mexican village, which were the bull fighters or matadors. Due to the apparent public outcry, there was no…