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 Pan-American Expo 1901

FREE - Cuba - United States Secret Diplomacy Documents (1961-1977)

PAN-AMERICAN 1901 EXPOSITION FILMS

37 minutes of film, showing the Pan-American Exposition of 1901, archived on CDROM.

The 1901 Pan-American Exposition, staged in Buffalo, New York, presented in microcosm all of the trends, developments, innovations, and attitudes of turn of the 19th Century America. The amazing Electric Tower announced to the world the nation's technical superiority. In memory of the late frontier, there was a wild west show. The Indian Wars, now just a memory, were turned into spectacle and mock Indian vs. Cavalry skirmishes, that were staged three times daily for exposition visitors. The exposition was opened in the spring of 1901 by the new vice president, Theodore Roosevelt. President McKinley had been scheduled to do the honors, but had to cancel because of his wife's illness. It was not until September that the McKinleys were able to inspect the exposition grounds.

On September 6th, President McKinley attended a reception in the Music Building. The President had been standing in a receiving line, greeting the public for seven minutes when an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz shot McKinley twice at point blank range.

The 20 film segments include: The opening of the Pan-American Exposition, featuring Vice President Roosevelt. A panoramic view of the Electric Tower, views of the Transportation Building, Mexican Plaza, and the Stadium. Footage of Japanese acrobats in the Japanese Village. President McKinley's last public speech. A film shot immediately after the shooting of McKinley, showing a crowd in front of the Temple of Music, attempting to get at the assassin. Closing day of the Pan-American Exposition staged battle, between six tribes of American Indians and the United States Infantry.

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Archival copy on CD-ROM
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