South Carolina Inter-state  & West Indian Exposition Breyona Canty Shirley Bryant Anna Del Priore Sis Kinney Jennifer McCa...
History <ul><li>The year was 1901 and the host city was Charleston.  </li></ul><ul><li>The exposition was first suggested ...
Purpose <ul><li>Increase trade through Charleston Harbor, making it the principal port between the Caribbean and Latin Ame...
The Charleston Exposition <ul><li>250 acres located at what is now The Citadel, Hampton Park, and Wagener Terrace </li></u...
Timeline of Historical Events <ul><li>Dec. 2 – Opening Day </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 25 – Christmas festivities including a c...
Exhibits <ul><li>Cotton Palace – 320’ building with a 75’ dome, main focus of the expo </li></ul><ul><li>Palace of Commerc...
Positive and Negative Effects of The Exposition <ul><li>The Exposition gave South Carolina an opportunity to showcase thei...
Panoramic View of Court of Palaces South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian EXPOSITION
 
Monthly Photo Pass Book for the Workers
Emblematic of the powerful influence of cotton in the city and the state The Cotton Palace
Palace of Agriculture or the South Carolina Building Palace of Commerce
This picture was taken at the Expo showing an electrical display and took 6 minutes to take
Some of the statuary at the Exposition that was placed throughout -- (The Negro Group statue was originally  in front of t...
A sampling of some of the other exhibits  that were constructed throughout the Exposition The Southern Novelty Company’s e...
 
 
 
Researching at the South Carolina Historical Society
Researching at the Charleston County Public Library
Citations <ul><li>http://www.angelfire.com/sc2/chasexpo/ </li></ul><ul><li>Year Book  City of Charleston, SC, 1902 : (Pres...
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Group 6 South Carolina Interstate

  1. 1. South Carolina Inter-state & West Indian Exposition Breyona Canty Shirley Bryant Anna Del Priore Sis Kinney Jennifer McCay Lynne Dubay
  2. 2. History <ul><li>The year was 1901 and the host city was Charleston. </li></ul><ul><li>The exposition was first suggested by Col. John H. Averill who thought Charleston needed to regain its commercial prominence. </li></ul><ul><li>This was a time when Charleston was going through a recession after the Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish-American War in 1898 helped in the decision to invite Guatemala, Cuba, and Puerto Rico to the exposition. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Increase trade through Charleston Harbor, making it the principal port between the Caribbean and Latin America. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Charleston Exposition <ul><li>250 acres located at what is now The Citadel, Hampton Park, and Wagener Terrace </li></ul><ul><li>Covering the blocks of Moultrie, Rutledge Ave., and Grove St. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposition ran from December 1, 1901 thru May 31, 1902 (June 1, 1902) </li></ul><ul><li>First exposition that was not funded by the federal government, but by the Ways & Means Committee </li></ul>
  5. 5. Timeline of Historical Events <ul><li>Dec. 2 – Opening Day </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 25 – Christmas festivities including a camel race </li></ul><ul><li>Jan. 1 – Negro Day </li></ul><ul><li>Jan. 9 – Liberty Bell Day </li></ul><ul><li>Jan. 17 – Prizes for livestock </li></ul><ul><li>Feb. 3 – Women’s Suffrage Day </li></ul><ul><li>March 29 – Banned use of confetti </li></ul><ul><li>April 5 – Mark Twain visits </li></ul><ul><li>April 9 – President’s Day (Theodore Roosevelt) </li></ul><ul><li>May 22 – Wagener Day (largest single attendance) </li></ul><ul><li>May 31 – Charleston Day </li></ul>
  6. 6. Exhibits <ul><li>Cotton Palace – 320’ building with a 75’ dome, main focus of the expo </li></ul><ul><li>Palace of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Palace of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Negro Department – own building </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Building </li></ul><ul><li>Midway with several thrill rides </li></ul>
  7. 7. Positive and Negative Effects of The Exposition <ul><li>The Exposition gave South Carolina an opportunity to showcase their ability to be forefront in world trade. </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina gained new businesses and industries. </li></ul><ul><li>People were left with many happy memories. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor attendance led to bankruptcy and the closure of the Exposition. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Panoramic View of Court of Palaces South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian EXPOSITION
  9. 10. Monthly Photo Pass Book for the Workers
  10. 11. Emblematic of the powerful influence of cotton in the city and the state The Cotton Palace
  11. 12. Palace of Agriculture or the South Carolina Building Palace of Commerce
  12. 13. This picture was taken at the Expo showing an electrical display and took 6 minutes to take
  13. 14. Some of the statuary at the Exposition that was placed throughout -- (The Negro Group statue was originally in front of the “ Negro Building” and was opposed to by local blacks. It was moved to be placed with other statuary in the Sunken Gardens.) Osceola The Huguenots Negro Group The Fisher Boy Aztec Group
  14. 15. A sampling of some of the other exhibits that were constructed throughout the Exposition The Southern Novelty Company’s exhibit of cones and tubes used in the textile business
  15. 19. Researching at the South Carolina Historical Society
  16. 20. Researching at the Charleston County Public Library
  17. 21. Citations <ul><li>http://www.angelfire.com/sc2/chasexpo/ </li></ul><ul><li>Year Book City of Charleston, SC, 1902 : (Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., Charleston, SC, 1903) </li></ul><ul><li>Year Book City of Charleston, SC, 1900 : (Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., Charleston, SC, 1901) </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina Historical Society: Workman’s Pass register, 1901 – 1903 </li></ul><ul><li>Untitled pamphlet page, found in Charleston vertical files, Expo 1900 -1929 CCPL </li></ul><ul><li>Untitled pamphlet page, found in Charleston vertical files, Expo 1930 -1969 CCPL </li></ul><ul><li>Untitled pamphlet page, found in Charleston vertical files, Expo SCHS </li></ul><ul><li>Images of America The Charleston Exposition, Anthony Chibbaro, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Charleston and the SC Inter-State & West Indian Exposition West Sertoma Club </li></ul>

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