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The great expositions of the 19th century were spectacles that displayed the nation's industrial, technical, and cultural accomplishments in the decades following the Civil War. Massive galleries dedicated to art provided unprecendented opportunities…

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The great expositions of the 19th century were spectacles that displayed the nation's industrial, technical, and cultural accomplishments in the decades following the Civil War. Massive art galleries provided thousands of visitors. She also actively…

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Scene of the opening ceremonies of the 1883 Southern Exposition. President Chester Arthur spoke at the event.

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Illustrations from Harper's Weekly of scenes from the Southern Exposition including the interior of the art gallery, the pavilion, the opening ceremonies, and various exhibits.

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View of the Southern Exposition's main building, with insets of the art gallery and the park.

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1883 Exhibitor's Pass to the Southern Exposition for Augustus Weber.

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Woodcut engraving from an 1884 issue of Harper's Weekly shows the Swiss chalet and surroundings at the Southern Exposition.

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Illustrations from Harper's Weekly of scenes from the Southern Exposition including the art gallery, the model farm, the park, and the electric railway.

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Color illustrations from Harper's Weekly of views in and around the city during the Southern Exposition including the Courier-Journal building, Main Street, the Blind Asylum, and scenes of the riverfront.

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Illustration from Harper's Weekly of the front of the Southern Exposition building as official visitors arrive in carriages. One prominent visitor was President Chester Arthur, who was present at the Exposition's opening ceremonies in 1883.
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