Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) (St Louis World's Fair) Photos

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) aka the St Louis World's Fair celebrated the USA's purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France in 1804. The Fair lasted 215 days, covered 1,272 acres, & drew 18,317,457 visitors. The Palace of Fine Arts by Cass Gilbert, now the St Louis Art Museum is the only remaining building.

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Apotheosis of St. Louis bronze sculpture of mounted King Louis IX of France at Saint Louis Art Museum, after original plaster model by Charles Niehaus displayed at entrance to 1904 World's Fair. St. Louis, MO.King Louis IX of France statue details at Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, MO.Equestrian statue of Saint Louis, King of France. St Louis, MO.Equestrian statue of Saint Louis, King of France, before St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.
Apotheosis of St. Louis bronze sculpture (1906) of mounted King Louis IX of France at Saint Louis Art Museum, after original plaster model by Charles Niehaus displayed at entrance to 1904 World's Fair. St. Louis, MO.King Louis IX of France statue details at Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, MO.Equestrian statue of Saint Louis, King of France. St Louis, MO.Equestrian statue of Saint Louis, King of France, before St. Louis Art Museum. St Louis, MO.
Landscaped pool from St. Louis World's Fair downhill from Art Museum. St. Louis, MO.Statue of Thomas Jefferson by Karl Bitter at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Sculpted relief of Monroe, Livingston & Marbois signing the Louisiana Purchase on May 02, 1803 at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Signing of the Treaty sculpture by Karl Bitter & Adolph A. Weinman created for St. Louis World's Fair shows Louisiana Purchase at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Landscaped pool from St. Louis World's Fair downhill from Art Museum. St. Louis, MO.Statue of Thomas Jefferson (1913) by Karl Bitter at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Sculpted relief of Monroe, Livingston & Marbois signing the Louisiana Purchase on May 02, 1803 at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Signing of the Treaty sculpture (1904) by Karl Bitter & Adolph A. Weinman created for St. Louis World's Fair shows Louisiana Purchase at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
St Louis World's Fair Art Nouveau poster by Alphonse Mucha issued by French government at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Official program for ground breaking of for Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Official program for Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Souvenir of World's Fair Louisiana Purchase Exposition by Charles Cutter at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
St Louis World's Fair Art Nouveau poster (1903) by Alphonse Mucha issued by French government at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Official program (1903) for ground breaking of for Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Official program for Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Souvenir of World's Fair Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) by Charles Cutter at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Globe-Democrat promo broadside for 1904 World's Fair Views by John R. Key at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.St. Louis Globe-Democrat magazine section for World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Louisiana Purchase Exposition Press Pass at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Singer Souvenir of Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Globe-Democrat promo broadside for 1904 World's Fair Views by John R. Key at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.St. Louis Globe-Democrat magazine section (April 24, 1904) for World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) Press Pass at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Singer Souvenir of Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
World's Fair Coach Excursion poster by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Golden Book of All Nations plaque for Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Birds eye poster view of St Louis World's Fair grounds at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Air view poster detail of St Louis World's Fair over central lake at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
World's Fair Coach Excursion poster by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Golden Book of All Nations plaque for Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Birds eye poster view of St Louis World's Fair (1904) grounds at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Air view poster detail of St Louis World's Fair (1904) over central lake at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Painting of St Louis World's Fair south between Manufacturers & Varied Industries Palaces over lake to Festival Hall by John Ross Key at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Painting of St Louis World's Fair north from Cascade past Electricity Palace by John Ross Key at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Painting of St Louis World's Fair with Palace of Transportation by John Ross Key at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Post Card of St Louis World's Fair Palace of Manufacturers by Charles Graham at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Painting of St Louis World's Fair (1904) south between Manufacturers & Varied Industries Palaces over lake to Festival Hall by John Ross Key at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Painting of St Louis World's Fair (1904) north from Cascade past Electricity Palace by John Ross Key at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Painting of St Louis World's Fair (1904) with Palace of Transportation by John Ross Key at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Post Card of St Louis World's Fair (1904) Palace of Manufacturers by Charles Graham at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Post Card of St Louis World's Fair Palace of Electricity by Charles Graham at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Print of St Louis World's Fair Palace of Electricity at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Print of St Louis World's Fair of Palace of Education & Social Economy at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Model of St Louis World's Fair Observation Wheel at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Post Card of St Louis World's Fair (1904) Palace of Electricity by Charles Graham at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Print of St Louis World's Fair (1904) Palace of Electricity at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Print of St Louis World's Fair (1904) of Palace of Education & Social Economy at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Model of St Louis World's Fair Observation Wheel at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Souvenir plate of St Louis World's Fair of Machinery Building at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Pressed glass plate from St. Louis World's Fair with Festival Hall & Cascade Gardens at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI.Gold Medal award of Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Fort Myers, FL.Commemorative medallion for Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Souvenir plate of St Louis World's Fair (1904) of Machinery Building at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Pressed glass plate from St. Louis World's Fair (1904) with Festival Hall & Cascade Gardens at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI.Gold Medal award of Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904). Fort Myers, FL.Commemorative medallion for Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO (1904) at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.
Gold mechanical globe with diamond on St. Louis, MO presented to President Roosevelt at Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Collection of spoons by Bert Bull made by Eisenstadt from St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Collection of spoons by Bert Bull made by Eisenstadt from St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Japanese vase of St Louis World's Fair with Palace of Liberal Arts at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Gold mechanical globe with diamond on St. Louis, MO presented to President Roosevelt at Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Collection of spoons by Bert Bull made by Eisenstadt from St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Collection of spoons by Bert Bull made by Eisenstadt from St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Japanese vase of St Louis World's Fair (1904) with Palace of Liberal Arts at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Japanese teapot of St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Puzzle jug made in Italy for St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Vase of St Louis World's Fair with Louisiana Purchase Monument at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.French Limoges china sold at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Japanese teapot of St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Puzzle jug made in Italy for St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Vase of St Louis World's Fair (1904) with Louisiana Purchase Monument at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.French Limoges china sold at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Medals issued for Louisiana Purchase Exhibition at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Cut glass punch bowl by Libbey & Sons Glass Co. of Toledo, OH from St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Floral Clock master control for St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Lakota Sioux eagle feather headdress worn by Indian participants at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Medals issued for Louisiana Purchase Exhibition (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Cut glass punch bowl by Libbey & Sons Glass Co. of Toledo, OH from St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Floral Clock master control for St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Lakota Sioux eagle feather headdress (c1890) worn by Indian participants at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Commemorative violin made for Centennial of St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Furniture which had been displayed at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese inlaid table with cloisonné panels exhibited at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandoles possibly made in Philadelphia exhibited in Louisiana State Building at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Commemorative violin (2004) made for Centennial of St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Furniture which had been displayed at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Chinese inlaid table with cloisonné panels exhibited at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandoles (mid 19th C) possibly made in Philadelphia exhibited in Louisiana State Building at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Aurora marble sculpture c1903 by F. Saul exhibited in Italian Marble Exhibit section of Palace of Manufacturers at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Painted flowers on Aurelian vase made for St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition by S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH.Aurelian vase made for St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition by Hattie & Lillie Mitchell of S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH.McCabe Powers Carriage which exhibited at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
Aurora marble sculpture c1903 by F. Saul exhibited in Italian Marble Exhibit section of Palace of Manufacturers at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Painted flowers on Aurelian vase made for St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) by S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH.Aurelian vase made for St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) by Hattie & Lillie Mitchell of S.A. Weller Pottery Co. at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH.McCabe Powers Carriage which exhibited at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.
McCabe Powers Carriage which exhibited at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Silver Art Nouveau bowl exhibited at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Lion's head made of staff used for temporary structures of St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Bust of Isaac Taylor who organized the architects for the St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
McCabe Powers Carriage which exhibited at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Silver Art Nouveau bowl exhibited at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Lion's head made of staff used for temporary structures of St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Bust (1917) of Isaac Taylor who organized the architects for the St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Bust of David R. Francis who served as president of the St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Post Card of St Louis World's Fair Festival Hall & Cascades at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Official Louisiana Purchase Exposition photo album at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Deed of the Pen flag by Louisiana Purchase Co. at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Bust (1906) of David R. Francis who served as president of the St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Post Card of St Louis World's Fair (1904) Festival Hall & Cascades at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Official Louisiana Purchase Exposition photo album at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Deed of the Pen flag by Louisiana Purchase Co. at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Collection of 1904 St. Louis World's Fair ruby flash glass souvenirs at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Ruby Flash souvenir glass covered dish from St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Ruby Flash souvenir glass goblet from St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Ruby flash glass souvenir pitchers from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Collection of 1904 St. Louis World's Fair ruby flash glass souvenirs at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Ruby Flash souvenir glass covered dish from St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Ruby Flash souvenir glass goblet from St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Ruby flash glass souvenir pitchers from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Ruby flash glass souvenir butter dish from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Louisiana Purchase Exposition souvenir fan at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir fan from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir handbags from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Ruby flash glass souvenir butter dish from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Louisiana Purchase Exposition souvenir fan at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir fan from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir handbags from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Souvenir Washington cherry tree axes from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir Betsy Ross flag-making textile from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir Teddy Roosevelt photo frame from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.St. Louis World's Fair 1904 pen holder at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Souvenir Washington cherry tree axes from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir Betsy Ross flag-making textile from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir Teddy Roosevelt photo frame from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.St. Louis World's Fair 1904 pen holder at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Electricity Building souvenir plate from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Ferris Observation Wheel souvenir objects from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir vase from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Expo Buildings souvenir plate from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Electricity Building souvenir plate from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Ferris Observation Wheel souvenir objects from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir vase from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Expo Buildings souvenir plate from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Machinery Building souvenir pitcher from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Administration Building souvenir beaker from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir beaker from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Cascades souvenir tea cup from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Machinery Building souvenir pitcher from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Administration Building souvenir beaker from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir beaker from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Cascades souvenir tea cup from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Mining & Metallurgy souvenir covered dish from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Art souvenir plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Electricity souvenir plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Palace of Liberal Arts souvenir plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Mining & Metallurgy souvenir covered dish from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Art souvenir plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Palace of Electricity souvenir plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Palace of Transportation souvenir footed plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir of St. Louis plate at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Thomas Jefferson souvenir plate with expo buildings from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Thomas Jefferson souvenir plate with flags from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Palace of Transportation souvenir footed plate from 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Souvenir of St. Louis plate at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Thomas Jefferson souvenir plate with expo buildings from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Thomas Jefferson souvenir plate with flags from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Napoleon souvenir plate with flags from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Thomas Jefferson souvenir plate with expo buildings from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette & Napoleon souvenir pitcher from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.American, French & Spanish flags souvenir plate from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Napoleon souvenir plate with flags from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Thomas Jefferson souvenir plate with expo buildings from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette & Napoleon souvenir pitcher from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.American, French & Spanish flags souvenir plate from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Bird cage at St. Louis Zoo originally built for 1904 World's Fair. St Louis, MO.Bird pavilion at St. Louis Zoo originally built for 1904 World's Fair. St Louis, MO.Bird pavilion at St. Louis Zoo originally built for 1904 World's Fair. St Louis, MO.Tall clock in hall at Pardee Home Museum was purchased at St. Louis World's Fair. Oakland, CA.
Bird cage at St. Louis Zoo originally built for 1904 World's Fair. St Louis, MO.Bird pavilion at St. Louis Zoo originally built for 1904 World's Fair. St Louis, MO.Bird pavilion at St. Louis Zoo originally built for 1904 World's Fair. St Louis, MO.Tall clock in hall at Pardee Home Museum was purchased at St. Louis World's Fair (1904). Oakland, CA.

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