Agricultural History Series
Missouri State University
1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair
|In the center of the cotton
section was Mississippi’s statue of King Cotton. It vied for attention
against Indiana’s King Corn statue. They were both magnificent eye
catching figures. At King Cotton’s feet were
“two life-sized figures of negro cotton pickers with half filled
King Cotton was made entirely of cotton.
Photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals.
Cunniff, M.C. "The Agricultural Conquest of the Earth", The World's Work, August, 1904.
World's Fair Bulletin. September 1904, page 30.
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