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When the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition closed on the afternoon of June 1, 1885, it had hosted only 1,158,840 visitors, little more than a fourth of the number predicted, and its deficit neared $470,000. It reopened under new management from November 1885 to May 1886 as the Nort...

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Published in: Southern Ladies and Suffragists p. 215
Main Author: MIKI PFEFFER
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University Press of Mississippi 11-01-2014
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Summary: When the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition closed on the afternoon of June 1, 1885, it had hosted only 1,158,840 visitors, little more than a fourth of the number predicted, and its deficit neared $470,000. It reopened under new management from November 1885 to May 1886 as the North, Central, and South American Exposition but was a mere shadow of the former spectacular. Mrs. Jennie Nixon, who had been Lady Commissioner of Louisiana, headed a less-grand Woman’s Department. People of color decided against a “distinct Colored Department,” choosing instead to place exhibits “under the same regulations as govern other
ISBN: 1628461349
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