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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 the New York Building in Piedmont Park. the New York Building was one of the many state buildings seen throughout the exhibition.

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.

Within the Manufacturing Building was the Liberal Arts Exhibition. The Liberal Arts Exhibit was meant to educate visitors on industrial advancements from across the world, from the recently invented lawn sprinkler to fireproof paint and household…

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 paintings inside the Arts Exhibit at the Cotton States and International Exposition. 2,500 dollars was set aside to purchase art for the exhibit that would later become the start of a collection for the city of Atlanta.

View of an exhibit inside the Georgia Building . The Cotton States and International Expositions had two main exhibition buildings for the exposition. One was the Georgia State Building and the other was the Georgia Manufacturer Building. This…

View of the Illinois Building which served as a headquarters for people from the state visiting the exposition, but did not offer an exhibition in the building.

At the center of this image is the Georgia Building. This building was devoted to exhibits that showcased Georgia's natural resources. The exposition also had an exhibition building called the Georgia Manufacture Building which was devoted to…

Exterior view of the Electricity Building of the Cotton States and International Exposition. Since the invention of the incandescent light bulb in 1879, the possibilities for electric based technology had multiplied. From telegraphs and telephones to…