Item #51294 STEREOVIEW. No. 7 N. Wing M[ain] B[uilding] From the East.; Great International Cotton Exposition. J. G. - Photographer Evans.

STEREOVIEW. No. 7 N. Wing M[ain] B[uilding] From the East.; Great International Cotton Exposition.

Atlanta, GA: J. G. Evans, (n. d.). Ca 1881. Orange mount, rounded corners, with publisher info/series printed to left, top & right of card. Image title in manuscript, ink, under right image. Pink verso, blank. Single rectangular albumen photograph displaying both images. 3-15/16" x 7". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Modest wear & soiling to mount. Images clear, though a bit dull. A Very Good survivor. Item #51294

"International Cotton Exposition (I.C.E.) was a world's fair held in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 4 to December 31 of 1881. The location was along the Western & Atlantic Railroad tracks near the present-day King Plow Arts Center development in the West Midtown area. It planned to show the progress made since the city's destruction during the Battle of Atlanta and new developments in cotton production. It demonstrated the rebirth of Atlanta and the South by announcing an end to the Reconstruction Era and the sectional hostilities that had plagued the nation for several decades.

Placed a short train ride from downtown, it was designed so that the largest building could later be used as a cotton mill (see Exposition Cotton Mills). A quarter of a million people attended, generating between $220,000 and $250,000 in receipts, split evenly between sales and gate receipts." [Wiki]

Today, we find little record, neither institutionally nor in marketplace history, of Evans' published efforts in photographing this Deep South exposition, rare.

Price: $145.00

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