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New Orleans Exposition photograph

New Orleans Exposition photograph

Descriptive Summary

Title: New Orleans Exposition photograph
Creator: World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)
Inclusive Dates: 1885
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: ms3890
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

In 1884 New Orleans hosted the World's Fair, officially branded the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. New Orleans was a major hub of the cotton industry and home of the Cotton Exchange, and the "Centennial" portion of the fair's name referred to the earliest known records of an export shipment of cotton from the United States to England in 1784.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single photograph taken at the Exposition, depicting a large company of men posing in military attire. In the background are men dressed in civilian clothing, including John A. Stephens, who had previously served as a Confederate lieutenant in the 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

New Orleans Exposition photograph, ms 3890, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

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Subject Terms

New Orleans (La.)
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)

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