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Title Excelsior Diary
Date 1 Jan 1885 - 1889
Document type Travel Journal
Description An account of a visit to New Orleans to the 1884 World's Fair (which closed in June 1885). The author describes their trips to the exposition and excursions to the areas outside, as well as the sites seen along the way there and back from New York. Includes some agricultural notes at the end from 1888-1889.
Biographical information The World Cotton Centennial (the 1884 World's Fair) was held in New Orleans from December 1884 to June 1885. It was marred by scandal and corruption in the initial stages, with the State Treasurer Edmund A. Burke absconding with most of the fair's budget, but it attracted many visitors and the exhibitions were considered impressive. An attempt to recover some of the financial losses by public auctioning of the structures was not as successful, with most only going for their worth in scrap metal.
Theme(s) Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State New York  Louisiana  Georgia  North Carolina  
Keywords weather, correspondence, advice for travellers, accommodation, sightseeing, church, cathedral, exposition, lake, technology, train, agriculture, World's Fair
Collection Anthony Stanonis Travel Scrapbook and Diary Collection (Collection 65)
Reference Box 5, Folder 12
Library J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans
Language English
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