Lillian Schumacher's diary tells her personal story in a unique style. “A Wichita Girl Comes to the 1904 World's Fair” tells the true story of this 18-year-old who came to St. Louis for her aunt’s wedding. She relates her personal and detailed experiences in St. Louis and at the World's Fair. Lillian ended up staying in St. Louis for about 2 months, near the very end of the Fair, and she even got a job on the Pike!
Shows pictures and information about the Missouri History Museum Collection of 1904 World's Fair medals and badges. They were presented to Olympic participants, officials, and at other "non-Olympic" sporting events. Published in 2004, 108 pages.
Over 70 pictures, most in color. Includes large centerfold color aerial view of the Fair. Filled with numerous Fair articles, facts, trivia, and statistics, legends and myths of the Fair, pictures of the Fair, ferris wheel information, and A Trip on the Pike. 32 pages, updated with new information in 2018.
Laura Merritt documented her month-long visit from Iowa to St. Louis and the World’s Fair as a 19-tear-old, in 100-page hand-written journal. Thanks to member Margie KIndt, Laura’s journal is now available in a new book form. “At the Fair: St. Louis 1904” resembles her original journal in size and style, with the text printed in a modern font. Laura’s remarkable story is related just as she had written – you’ll feel like you’re walking through the Fair with Laura!
A compilation of local St. Louis newspaper articles about the 1904 World's Fair written by Bert Minkin, from the Suburban Journals.
Many interesting perspectives of the 1904 World's Fair are described and detailed, including The Pike, exhibits, construction, etc.
Compiled & sold by the 1904 World's Fair Society, 1998.
Produced by the 1904 WF Society in 1990. This "living history" documentary features interviews with 28 people who attended the Fair when they were children. Hear their first-hand accounts of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, with pictures and music.
See 1904 black and white views of the World's Fair "blend" into full color contemporary views and videos in Forest Park. The effects are truly amazing and clearly portray the magnitude and magnificence of the Fair that occupied Forest Park.
Premiered in 2004 to outstanding reviews! Won 3 regional Emmys and many other awards and accolades. Segments on numerous aspects of the Fair, including narratives, quotes, and vintage photographs (and early videos). "Ken Burns PBS-style" documentary. Topics include music, The Pike, food, exhibits, etc. Many great stories, pictures, and interviews.
This fascinating documentary tells the story of how a group of young women from Montana's Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School became an unbeatable girls' basketball team. Traveling to St. Louis in 1904 as an 'exhibit', they were crowned "Champions of the World".
The splendor and scope of the 1904 World’s Fair dwarfed all other expositions. There were huge and fantastic exhibit Palaces, peoples and food from around the world, and entertainment attractions galore—including the giant Ferris Wheel. Now, imagine meeting your ideal mate, and falling so deeply in love that every light shines even brighter. Rosemary Elbe meets Jim McIntyre, a police detective, at the Fair. The conflict between her desire to be a wife and mother and her determination to have a career as an architect leads to other unexpected complications in her life.