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Ancient Civilizations Notable Historical Events Season Two

World’s Fair at St. Louis – Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904

Estimated read time 47 min read

The first thing the newcomer hears from the visitor who has spent several days at the World’s Fair is: “It is simply immense. The grounds cover 1,240 acres.” And the newcomer thinks: “Mercy, how shall I ever get around to see it all?” For the robust, healthy American, whether man or woman, the best means of transportation is that which nature has provided.

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Old World vs New World Season Two Visual Galleries

Vintage Postcards: Franco-British Exhibition 1908

Estimated read time 1 min read

The Franco-British Exposition went from May to October 1908, and was the first of five major international exhibitions to be held in West London at the White City complex, which later gave its name to the area.

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Artistic Representations Season Two Visual Galleries

The Art of Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel

Estimated read time 4 min read

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel was twenty-two when he began his studies with the academic painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Like many aspiring painters, he hoped to follow in Gérôme’s footsteps as a history painter of scenes from ancient Greece and Rome.