Constantinople was essential a themed collection of six authentic structures that housed Turkish merchants. Built to resemble, the bazaars of Stamboul, (now spelt as Istanbul), this attraction was noted for its authenticity.  Turkish performers in period and national  dress entertained the pike-goers;  they danced, posed, did feats of magic and served as water-bearers. Their purpose, bring the folks in to purchase authentic Turkish merchandise.   Outside the bazaars  was a typical Turkish  street.

. There are two men hawking the crowd, both wearing native costumes and fez hats. One man is banging a large drum and other playing a flute.

The girls (right),  are standing on the ledge that is used as a arm rest that sits in front of the ticket window.

This attraction  was operated by the same  company that produced  the Irish Village.

Exhibit Statictics:

Building cost:   25,000 dollars
Exhibition Profit-   59,448.55 dollars
Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
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