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May 23, 2021

St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 Through Amazing Photos

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, was an international exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, from April 30 to December 1, 1904. Local, state, and federal funds totaling $15 million were used to finance the event.

St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904

More than 60 countries and 43 of the then-45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by nearly 19.7 million people.

Historians generally emphasize the prominence of themes of race and empire, and the fair’s long-lasting impact on intellectuals in the fields of history, art history, architecture and anthropology. From the point of view of the memory of the average person who attended the fair, it primarily promoted entertainment, consumer goods and popular culture.

Here below is a set of amazing photos that show the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

Carpenters at work on the Palace of Varied Industries during construction for the 1904 World's Fair, 1902

Dome and section of the roof truss for the Palace of Varied Industries building during construction for the 1904 World's Fair, 1902

Workers building the Palace of Education for the 1904 World's Fair, 1902

Workers hoisting the first piece of staff onto the Palace of Varied Industries for the 1904 World's Fair, 1902

Workers making window sashes for the Palace of Varied Industries during the construction phase for the 1904 World's Fair, 1902-03

Artist creating the statue “North Dakota” for display at the 1904 World's Fair, 1903

The enlarging studio for sculpture created for the 1904 World's Fair in Erie Roundhouse, Weehawken, New Jersey, 1903

Construction of the Ferris Wheel at the World's Fair, 19 April 1904

Seventy ton axle of the Ferris Wheel, as delivered to the 1904 World's Fair construction site, 1904

Billboard at State and Washington Streets in Minneapolis, Minnesota advertising the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, 1904

Ferris Wheel at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Ferris Wheel at the 1904 World's Fair. (Swedish Restaurant in foreground), 1904

Festival Hall, Cascades and Lagoon at the 1904 World's Fair seen from the northwest, 1904

Floral Parade of All Nations procession on the Grand Lagoon in front of Festival Hall during the 1904 World's Fair. (Gondola with sign "Visit Asia"), 1904

French Auto Exhibit in the Palace of Transportation at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Japanese women in the Japanese Garden at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Missouri Corn Palace display in the Palace of Agriculture at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Night view of 1904 World's Fair grounds from the DeForest Wireless Telegraphy Tower, 1904

Night view of the Palace of Electricity from Festival Hall at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Operators making corsets as part of the Singer Sewing Machine exhibit in the Palace of Manufactures at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Randolph Smith Lyon, Mildred Frances Lyon, Mrs. Montague Lyon (Frances Robnett Smith Lyon), Montague Lyon, Jr., eating ice cream cones at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

Texas Grains and Grasses exhibit in the Palace of Agriculture at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

The Chinese exhibit in the Palace of Manufactures at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

View looking across the Palace of Electricity grounds toward the Palace of Machinery at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

View looking north over the Grand Basin towards the Peace Monument (Louisiana Purchase Monument) at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

View on the Ferris Wheel at the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

View west from balcony of German Pavilion. East Restaurant Pavilion and Festival Hall, left, Electricity at right, 1904

Workers preparing the roof of the Palace of Liberal Arts for placement of staff during construction for the 1904 World's Fair, 1904

St. Louisans sledding down Art Hill after the 1904 World's Fair was over. The East Restaurant Pavilion and Colonnade of States are still visible in the background, 1904-05

Wreckage of the Ferris Wheel used at the 1904 World's Fair after demolition, 1906




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