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Author Breitbart, Eric.

Title A world on display : photographs from the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904 / Eric Breitbart.

Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  779.93058 BREI    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description ix, 108 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-104) and index.
Contents The Louisiana Purchase Exposition: Image and Authenticity -- The Philippine Reservation: Igorots, Bagobos, and "The Missing Link" -- Ainu and Pygmy -- Indians on Display -- App. Naming Names.
Summary In the spring and summer of 1904, St. Louis hosted a world's fair to commemorate the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. In addition to offering a grand exposition of America's economic and artistic resources, the fair's organizers brought some 2,000 native people to St. Louis to take part in the most extensive anthropological exhibits ever assembled for a world's fair. The author has assembled seventy-five photographs of these "living exhibits" and explores what the photographs represented when they were made, how they were used and what significance they hold for viewers today. In other words, this is a book about the meaning of photographs.
Subject Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) -- Pictorial works
Photography in ethnology -- History -- 20th century.
Indigenous peoples -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 0826317421