Before Dragon Con, men and women donned costumes and headed to Atlanta’s Cotton States and International Exposition. This is a sampling of photos from the Cotton States and International Exposition held at Piedmont Park from September 18 to December 31, 1895. The exposition attracted nearly 800,000 visitors and was designed to promote new products and technologies and to showcase the city and the region. The exposition also included exhibitions on art, culture, history, and education.
Valentine from the Martha Lumpkin Compton Scrapbook Collection, dated 1840-1895.
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