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Illinois State Commission at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis - RG 508 | Illinois State Archives

Name: Illinois State Commission at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis - RG 508
Variant Name: World's Fair at St. Loius


Historical Note: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition was held in St. Louis in 1904 to commemorate the purchase of the Louisiana Territory by the United States from the government of France in 1803. The Illinois State Commission was created in 1901 to assume responsibility for the preparation and supervision of exhibits for the State of Illinois and the construction and furnishing of a building to house the exhibit (L. 1901, p. 41).





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