A World on Display.
Photographs from the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904.
Text by Eric Breitbart.
University of New Mexico Press,
108 pp., 75 black-and-white illustrations, 7x10¼".
Although the century had turned when the World's Fair came to St. Louis, it was clearly a Victorian event. Not only were the finest arts and crafts of America displayed, nearly 2000 indigenous peoples were also exhibited. The photographs\many never before published\and text of A World on Display help explain the motives and meanings involved with these "living exhibits," the photographs made of them, and possible meanings they have for viewers today. An important contribution to the field of Photographic Anthropology, A World On Display is also a book about the significance of photography.