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Roger Rowell Cotton States Exhibition collection

Roger Rowell Cotton States Exhibition collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Roger Rowell Cotton States Exhibition collection
Creator: Rowell, Roger
Inclusive Dates: 1895
Language(s): English
Extent: 25 Linear Feet 20 framed item, 4 boxes
Collection Number: ms3703
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895 included exhibits by six states and featured technology in transportation, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and other fields. The Exposition was held for three months in Atlanta with the goal of encouraging trade and showcasing southern products.

For additional information about the Cotton States Exhibitions see the New Georgia Encyclopedia article Cotton Expositions in Atlanta.

Scope and Content

This collection includes photographs, printed material, and ephemera from the 1895 Cotton States Exhibition.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Dr. Roger R. Rowell collected these materials and donated them to the Hargrett Library in 2012.

Preferred Citation

Roger Rowell Cotton States Exhibition collection, ms3703, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- Photographs.
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Cotton trade -- United States.
Medallions (medals)
Printed ephemera.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository include: Clarke County (Ga.) list of entries in the Cotton States Exposition, ms443; Daniel C. Gilman letter to Henry L. Abbot, ms3126; and Rebecca Latimer Felton papers, ms81.

Related collections in other repositories include: Cotton States and International Exposition collection, mss 1022, Atlanta History Center and Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs, VIS145, Atlanta History Center.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

123 souvenir spoons around a cloth napkin embroidered "Atlanta Exposition" [framed]
213 stereoscopic photographs of the Cotton States Exposition by Keyston [framed]
325 photographs of the Exposition [framed]
425 photographs of Exposition [framed] [labeled "22-CSE Photos (25)]
56 commerative plates depicting the Transportation Building; Administrative Building; United States Government building; Negro Building; and Auditorium Administration Building [framed]
625 souvenir medals [framed]
716 medals and round box labeled "Manufacture de Medailles" [framed]
83 bells with a walking stick [framed]
9"Birds-eye view of the Cotton States Exposition – Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA, USA – 1895" [framed] [labeled 16-CSE]
10"Cotton States And International Exposition Atlanta, GA, 1895" embrodered cloth sign (beneath is an image of the "Machinery Hall") and signed in the lower left corner in thread: "Mrs. Ida King" [framed] [labeled 8-CSE]
1116 photographs, tickets/passes, envelopes. Centerpiece is: S.S. Stewart's Banjo and Guitar Journal [framed]
1211 souvenir cards and 1 ribbon, the cards include advertisements [framed] [labeled 15-CSE]
13King Cotton march, Images of the exposition, Atlanta Exposition Medals, Snuff box labeled Atlanta Exposition, 1895 [framed] [labeled 17-CSE]
1410 items: small bird's eye view of expo, 3 Atlanta Expo medals, plan of Piedmont Park, official guide to the Cotton States and International Exposition, 3 souvenir medals, and an awards medal [framed] [labeled 7-CSE]
15"The Atlanta March" by Alfredo Barili [framed]
16Cotton book marks, fabric, 6 detached medals, 2 medals attached to a bar [framed]
175 fabric souvenir ribbons [framed] [labeled 19-CSE]
186 medals [framed]
198 paperweights depicting scenes of the Exposition [framed] [labeled as CSE 18]
202 Piedmont Exposition souvenir coins [framed]
11Plaque- Cotton States and International Exposition September 18 – December 31, 1895 From Atlanta Environs by Franklin Garrett
12Plaque- Cotton States and International Exposition September 18 – December 31, 1895 "Important Events"
13Plaque- International Cotton exposition October 5-December 31, 1881 From Atlanta Environs by Franklin Garrett
2Souvenir glasses
3Miscellaneous ceramic, metal, and artifacts
31Photo gravures of Cotton States Exposition, Atlanta clippings, letters, The Second Annual Landmark Lunch program, Souvenir album of exposition
32Loan agreement papers between Dr. Roger Rowell and: PiedmontPark Conservancy; The High Museum
33Invitation to the Exposition opening, souvenir Confederate States of America cash, season ticket for Piedmont Exposition, Souvenir card from the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe R.R., 4 stereographs, souvenir metal, souvenir coin
1Sunny South newspaper, 1887 September 24