T his page of Fairgoers photographs were taken during the 1904 Louisiana Exposition or slightly before the opening. Caution, a few of these images were photo retouched by myself to repair tears, scratches, dust and over-exposed areas.
A Gondolier on the Grand basin
The Palace of the Agriculture interior. The large object is the Missouri Corn Temple, to its right, the Indiana obelisk and far right is the H. Harper Whiskey display.
The Pike's Here-After attraction.
Carl Hagenbeck's Animal Show
Three Fairgoers posting with two performers from the Cairo exhibit.
The Wisconsin State Bldg.
Various majestic statuary at the Cascades/Grand Basin
The Great Observational Wheel by Ferris.
Sculpture at the edge of the Grand Basin.
A majestic photo of Festival Hall
The Pike's Creation attraction.
The Galena Signal oil Company's display in the Palace of Transportation- in the Group 74 -- railways: yards, station, freight houses, terminal facilities of all kinds.
A section of the Pike at sunset.
The Illinois State Building and Ferris' Great Observation Wheel. Notice the worker painting the statue of Abraham Lincoln. See detail above.
A construction crew working on the Brazilian Building.
The Palace of Mines and Metallurgy Entrance.
Fairgoers posing on the grass for a photo. Notice the Ralston bag in front of the women on the left.
Four ladies talking to a man in front of the Kansas Building. (Photo courtesy of Byron Renner)
The Missouri State building (Photo courtesy of Byron Renner)
The Oklahoma State building (Photo courtesy of Byron Renner)
Original Photo shows the U.S. Coast Guard Lifesaving Demonstration.
Fairgoers near the corner of the Liberal Arts Building.
Regimental Band playing outside the Palace of Liberal Arts.
The Arkansas State Building.
Some Fairgoers had a fine eye for the artistry of the Exposition and not just the huge palaces.
Parades were a way to advertise parts of the Fair as well as showcase many cultures and celebrated days.
The Phillipine Village seen outward towards the Horticulture Palace.
Salter Steven, Helen Kell and Ms. Sullivan attending the Fair.
The Liberty Bell beginning its Homeward journey.
President Roosevelt, confurring with Senator Carter, at the reviewing stand on Roosevelt Day- November 23, 1904.
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Mayor Wells, Governor Dockery, and Fair president Francis, on Francis Day, December 1, 1904.
Lady and boy at the Agricultural Stock Exhibitions.
Lady and Jefferson Guard near Palace of Electricity.