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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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