Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs
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Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Howe, Fred L., 1857-1903
Title: Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs
Dates: 1895
Quantity: 87.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 87 black and white photographic prints (1 photo album)
Identification: ahc.VIS145

Biographical/Historical Note

Fred L. Howe (1857-1903) was a commercial photographer who practiced in Atlanta from 1895-1903. Howe produced portraits and did work for advertising companies and furniture companies in Atlanta and throughout the South. He was also a photographer for the Atlanta Constitution. The Cotton States and International Exposition was an international event that took place on the Piedmont Exposition grounds between September 18 – December 31, 1895. The Exposition was meant to foster trade between southern states and South American nations and to exhibit the resources of the region to the world. The Exposition was governed by a set of officers, directors, and committees that featured Atlanta banker and ex-mayor Charles A. Collier (1848-1900) as President and Director General. Exhibits showcased the latest technology in vital sectors of the American economy, while others focused on the accomplishments of women and blacks. An amusement park featuring rides and other popular attractions was also constructed for the event. Although most of the Exposition’s buildings were destroyed after the event, the city of Atlanta eventually purchased the grounds, which became the present-day Piedmont Park.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photographs taken by Fred L. Howe at the Cotton States and International Exposition. Photographs in the collection contain images of buildings and grounds, and exhibitions featuring advances in transportation, electricity, forestry, agriculture, and art. Other photographs of exhibitions feature Confederate history, African American and Native American culture and history, and the Liberty Bell on loan from the city of Philadelphia. The collection also illustrates exhibitions showcasing cultures from African and the Middle East. Included among the images are those of the Exposition’s officers, including it’s President, Atlanta banker Charles A. Collier, as well as the President of the Woman’s Board, Mrs. Joseph Thompson. Other photographs feature amusement park rides, a procession of the New York Press Club from the Georgia State Capitol building to the park, and an image taken during the visit of President Grover Cleveland on October 23rd.

Note: Some of the photographer’s original captions contain content that may be offensive to some. The availability of this information does not constitute an endorsement of the content by the Atlanta History Center.


Arrangement

Collection maintained in original order


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta--1890-1900
Amusement parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations
Collier, Charles A., 1848-1900
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)
General (Steam locomotive)
Lake Piedmont (Ga.)
Parades & processions--1890-1900
Parks--Georgia--Atlanta
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Racism--Georgia--Atlanta--1890-1900

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[VIS 145],Fred L. Howe Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs, VIS 145, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ilma Howe Brigham, 1966.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2007.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.01 Administration Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.02 President C. A. Collier in office, undated
 

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145.03Mrs. Joseph Thompson, President, Woman’s Board, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.04 Auditorium, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.05 Art-Chimes-Government, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.06 Georgia Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.07 Georgia Building (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.08 New York Press Club (In front of State Capitol), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.09 New York Party, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.10 Liberty Bell Parade, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.11 Liberty Bell Day, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.12 The Liberty Bell, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.13 Pennsylvania Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.14 New York Day, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.15 New York Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.16 Chimes Tower, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.17 Art Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.18 Art Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.19 Art Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.20 In the Art Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.21 In the Art Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.22 In the Art Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.23 Government Building, Chimes and Terraces, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.24 President's Day, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.25 Plant System Exhibit, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.26 Alabama Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.27 Confederate Relics, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.28 Illinois Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.29 The Two Colonels, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.30 First Illinois Regiment of Chicago, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.31 Massachusetts Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.32 Manufacturers Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.33 Manufacturers and Liberal Arts (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.34 Italian Statuary, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.35 Central Terrace, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.36 Woman's Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.37 Woman's Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.38 Annex Women's Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.39 The Bridge, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.40 Paines Fireworks, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.41 Electricity Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.42 Transportation, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.43 Electricity and Transportation, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.44 Southern Railway Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.45 Negro Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.46 Negro Building (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.47 Negro Building (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.48 Negro Building (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.49 Machinery Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.50 Machinery Building (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.51 Forestry Building (Interior), undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.52 Agricultural Building, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.53 The Midway, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.54 Birdseye View of Exhibition from Chutes, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.55 Shooting the Chutes, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.56 Streets of Cairo, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.57 Streets of Cairo, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.58 Egyptian Theatre, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.59 The Famous Coochee-Coochee, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.60 Dahomey Village, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.61 Dahomey Village, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.62 German Speiler, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.63 Beauty Show, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.64 Nellie White as Trilby of the Midway, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.65 Coming Thro' The Rye, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.66 Moorish Palace, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.67 Romeo and Juliet, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.68 Mr. Lo, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.69 Indian Village, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.70 "Who's a Nigger", undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.71 Craps at Coonville “Now Seben Come Eleven”, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.72 Phenix Wheel, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.73 Looking Through the Phenix Wheel, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.74 Exposition From Phenix Wheel, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.75 The Old War Horse Captured in Battle, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.76 Japan Village, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.77 Mexican Bull Fighters, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.78 Esquimoux, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.79 Exposition at Night, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.80 Ice Grotto, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.81 Electricity Building at Night, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.82 Women's Building at Night, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.83 Entrance Machinery Hall by Night, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.84 Machinery Hall at Night, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.85 Machinery Hall at Night, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.86 Electric Fountain, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.87 Electric Fountain Shower, undated
 

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VIS OS Box 38VIS 145.88 Tower of Light, undated