Old Plantation,
was a reproduction of
a pre-Civil War
Dixieland Plantation, 
from the eyes of the
African-American slave.

The show consisted of a
large southern home
and four slave log cabins.
African- American actors
planted gardens,   
entertained each other
during a camp meeting,
which including song and hymns.  Ministers cited the bible.

An auditorium show consisted of  about  twenty actors singing and  dancing.
Exhibit Statictics:

Building cost: 20,000 dollars
Price of Admission-   15 cents adults, 10 cents children
Exhibition Profit-       27,717.24  dollars
Lee  Gaskins'  AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
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