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Here is a large group of vintage Magic Lantern slides of New Orleans and the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, several of which are featured in my newly published book "1884-NEW ORLEANS-1885 The Great World's Fair" - ISBN 978-0-692-06509-9, softcover, 308 pages, illustrated with over 250 rare photographic images from my personal collection....

04TheCottonLevee.jpg

08AStreetCobbler.jpg

10JacksonSquare.jpg

19ANewOrleansHome.jpg

28LafayetteCemetery.jpg

05ExpositionGarden.jpg

10TheSunnySouthIcicleFountain.jpg

11MexicanBarracks.jpg

20ExpositionPloughWatch.jpg

25MexicanGarden.jpg

27ExpositionGroundsFromGovernment&StatesBuildingTower.jpg

37EastAvenueMainBuilding.jpg

37He-NoTeaHong.jpg

45ChimesProfessorWiddows.jpg

47ArtHall.jpg

49Lot'sWife-Salt-MainBuilding.jpg

53Government&StatesBuildingSW.jpg

58KingCottonAndLouisiana.jpg

69ChicagoMilwaukee&St.PaulRailwayExhibit.jpg

73NebraskaExhibit.jpg

80LiveOak-Mammoth.jpg

90HorticulturalHall.jpg

92MainBuildingSouthEast.jpg

96FromTheMainBuildingTower(LookingNorth).jpg

96FromTheMainBuildingTower(LookingSouth).jpg

99ExpositionWharf.jpg

ExpositionGroundsFromMainToGovernmentBuilding.jpg

MainBuildingAndMexicanPavilion.jpg

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Nice images reminds me of St Louis 1904. Thanks for posting.

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Thanks so much - the book is great, but high res scans of these are fantastic!

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3 hours ago, waynebretl said:

Thanks so much - the book is great, but high res scans of these are fantastic!

Glad you are enjoying the book!  It was 15 years in the planning.  :blush:

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Love these shots, Ken. 

The interior pavilion shots remind of the once great Philadelphia Centennial Exposition remnants that used to be on display in the Arts & Industries Building at the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Exhibit of the Philadelphia 1876 Centennial Exposition

Also-- one of the shots showed a big indoor display for a business called  S. Hernsheim & Brothers - and I found myself wondering what they sold-- so a little googling revealed this interesting (and ultimately tragic) story of what was once the nation's largest cigar company.

The Story of S. Hernsheim & Sons

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38 minutes ago, worldsfairent said:

Love these shots, Ken. 

The interior pavilion shots remind of the once great Philadelphia Centennial Exposition remnants that used to be on display in the Arts & Industries Building at the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Exhibit of the Philadelphia 1876 Centennial Exposition

Also-- one of the shots showed a big indoor display for a business called  S. Hernsheim & Brothers - and I found myself wondering what they sold-- so a little googling revealed this interesting (and ultimately tragic) story of what was once the nation's largest cigar company.

The Story of S. Hernsheim & Sons

I was in Washington, DC to visit a friend in 2001, but by then the Centennial Exhibition exhibit had already been removed from the Arts and Industries Building, so I was a bit disappointed....I wish I had been able to see it.  I do have the exhibition catalog, produced in 1976 when the exhibit first opened.

The Centennial Photographic Company was granted exclusive rights to produce all photographic images of both the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the 1884-1885 New Orleans exposition.  Edward L. Wilson, who founded the company in 1875, also edited and published the "Philadelphia Photographer", the late 19th century's leading photographic magazine.

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