The 1904 World’s Fair

Last week, we went to the Missouri History Museum to see the traveling Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit as part of their homeschool days. While we were there, however, we also looked at another exhibit: The 1904 World’s Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward. As much as I love mammoths, I think this gallery was even more interesting, and very relevant.

I thought it was really cool seeing ground-breaking supplies from the Fair’s preparation:

The comparison between the different World’s Fairs was also fascinating:

The main part of the gallery was divided into four areas:

There were many items from around the world, (and the United States, too!):

There were many cool souvenirs from the Fair, as well:

I especially liked seeing what fashion would have been like at the Fair:

As well as an example of transportation:

There were also other cools things in and around the museum, some of which had to do with the time of the Louisiana Purchase, and some which reflected the Fair itself:

It was a really fun place to go, and I’m already looking forward to going back, and exploring more of Missouri’s history!

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