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Southern Ladies and SuffragistsJulia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair$
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Miki Pfeffer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461343

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.001.0001

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Exhibits Great and Small

Exhibits Great and Small

(p.146) Thirteen Exhibits Great and Small
Southern Ladies and Suffragists

Miki Pfeffer

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the exhibits at the Woman's Department. Although Julia Ward Howe's original plan for the Woman's Department was that exhibits would highlight inventions, science, and literary accomplishments, many Lady Commissioners had had too little time to jury what they brought to New Orleans. Several of these women also declared that they would have had a higher-toned display given more time and money to gather their states' best examples. However, there was neither. On the other hand, the exhibits frankly represented the complex nature of the designation “woman's work,” which ranged from the mundane and quirky to the advanced and muscular.

Keywords:   Woman's Department, World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans

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