About this Collection
Organizers wanted the 1904 World's Fair to showcase the world's newest technologies (electricity, automobiles, airplanes, etc.) and the industrial research surrounding these innovations. Their objective was to demonstrate the many areas where progress had been made in the years since the signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty.
Exhibit halls were filled with displays of 'bigger and better' machinery and 'labor saving' devices. Working displays showed new mining, transportation, communication, and farming techniques.
Congresses discussed new research that was helping the world progress in agriculture, manufacturing, science and medicine.