Cotton World Exposition Photos

New Orleans Universal Exposition & World's Fair, (aka World's Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exhibition) (Dec. 16, 1884 - May 31, 1885) celebrated the Louisiana Purchase plus the agriculture of the region. One slogan for the fair read "Cotton is King. Sugar is Queen. Rice, the Lady in Waiting." While the buildings were demolished, the grounds today are used by Audubon Park & Zoo.

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Cotton apron souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of cotton is King souvenir date April 30, 1885 at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detailed print of buildings of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Map of Louisiana Purchase Territory on souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Cotton apron souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition (Dec. 16, 1864 - May 31, 1885) at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detail of cotton is King souvenir date April 30, 1885 at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Detailed print of buildings of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Map of Louisiana Purchase Territory on souvenir of Louisiana World Exposition at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.
Jug made for World's Cotton Exposition by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. of Sandwich, MA, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.


Jug (1885) made for World's Cotton Exposition by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. of Sandwich, MA, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.



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