1904 World's Fair
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition
St. Louis, Missouri

Music of the  1904 Era

Festival Hall
St. Louis Plaza
Art Palaces
Palace of Education
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at Night
Palace of Mines and Metallurgy
Carnival Scene on Grand Basin
Palace of Liberal Arts
Palace of Machinery
Palace of Electricity
Palace of Manufactures

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Palace of Electricity

Palace of Electricity

A very large building is devoted to the exhibits of the Department of Electricity.  Including the court, the building covers eight acres and the cost was $400,000.  The groups of lofty columns about the entrances and their classic details give the building a dignity worthy of its central position in the "main picture" of the Exposition.  The exhibits in the Palace of Electricity will make it a center of attraction for all who are concerned in electrical progress.  The remarkable advance in electrical engineering and the new discoveries of the science during the last ten years made possible the most comprehensive exhibit ever assembled.  Dynamos and motors of many kinds and new electrical machinery for a multiple of uses may be seen in operation.  Definite progress has been made during recent years in the use of electricity in the treatment of diseases.  How it is thus used is illustrated with X-ray apparatus and the famous Finsen light.  The progress in electric lighting and the use of electric power is shown.  Small but powerful electric locomotives for mining purposes make an interesting exhibit.  The wonders of electro-chemistry are illustrated.

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