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
Palace of Education 
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

Fireside Stories

A Young Visitor
Months in Ten Languages
1904 World's Fair Links

Scenes From the 1893 Columbian Exposition

World Fair Links
Further Readings...

Christmas Countdown

Wash U Bears Football

Palace of Liberal Arts

Palace of Liberal Arts

In former Exhibitions the Liberal Arts have usually occupied space in buildings devoted to other departments.  At the World's Fair of 1904 a nine-acre building in the extreme eastern part of the grounds is devoted to the various exhibits classified as Liberal Arts.  The Building cost $475,000.  In this magnificent palace the visitor will find such interesting objects as models of famous lighthouses, the great coin collection from the British Mint, exhibits of fine photography, an extensive display of musical instruments.  China makes a large collective display which includes ancient books and carvings, rare trophies from the Chinese temples, fantastic Chinese armor and weapons.  Graphic arts are also installed in this building.  Modern printing machinery of all kinds is in operation.  An engraving plant and lithographic presses are shown.  Another exhibit shows the development of the typewriter.  Germany makes an exhibit of fine printing, specimens of photography, maps and models.  The great organ in the Festival Hall is classified as one of the exhibits in Liberal Arts.

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