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1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 The Great World's Fair Rare Photographic Images from the Collection of Kenneth R. Speth
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$34.95
Size: 8.5" x 8.5"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9780692065099
From December 1884 through May 1885, New Orleans hosted a now nearly forgotten event: The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Seeking to commemorate the first export of cotton from the United States in 1784, the National Cotton Planters Association selected New Orleans, the largest city in the south, as the site for the great international exposition. The citizens and business community of New Orleans, eager to promote the city's recovery from both the ravaging effects of the Civil War and the aftermath of Reconstruction, welcomed the chance to stage an event which would attract visitors and investors to the commercially revitalized city. Established in 1875, the Cent ...