Though I mentioned some of the food sculptures and oddities in other Palace pages and sections of this web site, I decided to open up a page concentrating on pictures of such exhibits.
Here's a few examples of several non-marble and staff sculptural oddities displayed at the Fair. The edidible sculptural medium of choice was for the most part butter. below are some photographs of the edible oddities.
Mississippi: King Cotton- a 50 foot tall cotton figurine, & a horse sculpture made entirely out
Utah: `The Spirit of Utah' was manifested as an artistic figure sculpted out of bees wax
Idaho: presented the figure of a Coner d'Alene miner cast in copper.
The Statue of John Stewart: (builder of the first creamery), sculpted in butter by a Minnesota artist.
Louisiana: was a sculpture of Mephistopheles in sulphur and Lot's wife carved in a block of rock salt.
The sculpture weighed 850 pounds. Also, a five-foot tall `Miss Louisiana' out oa giant
Connecticut: displayed its state seal and the old Charter Oak in butter.
California: showcased a elephant made out of almonds, a Grizzly Bear out of prunes, and an elaborate butter sculpture of a beautiful girl with animals and a charging horse.
Missouri: exhibited a monster corn man & a 2900 pound cream cheese sculpture of a maid milking a
Holstein cow. Also a butter sculpture of Ceres.
North Dakota: exhibited a life-sized butter equestrian statue of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Iowa: exhibited a butter bust of John Stewart a pioneer in the dairy industry west of the Mississippi.
Illinois: showcased butter modeled busts of Lincoln and Grant with the statue of liberty in between
Kansas: nine-foot Indian made out of cereals. Also an agricultural building model sculptued of butter.
Minnesota: showed a 20-foot butter sculpture of Father Hennepin's discovery of the St. Anthony Falls.
New York State: exhibited an eighteen foot lighthouse made from salt and a full-sized Liberty Bell
fashioned out of butter.
Wisconsin: exhibited a butter display of a life size statue of a cow and dairy maid, and a model of the
Wisconsin University Dairy School.
Washington: showcased a butter sculpture of a milk maid milking and directing a stream of milk into
the mouth of a cat.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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The State California had an two exhibits that showcased almonds in a unique fashion. The right image is obviously a sculpture of
a full-sized elephant from almonds. The display base and surrounding area was a variety of nuts.
The image below was created by Sacramento County and was a miniature of the California State Capital Building
created entirely from almonds.
The third Californian food exhibited showcased a beautiful butter sculpture. (Below)
* The state of Kansas showcased a sculpture of a pretty young woman in an old German costume from the Middle Ages and a miniature of at the Kansas Dairy School sculpted realistically in butter.
* California also showed a bear made from prunes. Complete with a red light in it's mouth it, their was a prize challege to guess how many prunes made up the bear.
* The state of New York created a bust of President Roosevelt in butter.
* The state of Minnesota showed an elaborate display of grains.
* The state of Minnesota a 20-foot butter sculpture of Father Hennepin's discovery of the St. Anthony Falls.
* The state of Mississippi showcased a huge statue of King Cotton.
* Canada exhibit of a replica of their Parliament House, from Ottawa, done in Canadian grains.
* The state of Washington showcased a butter sculpture of a dairy maid milking a cow. Note the kitten below.