Agricultural History Series

 Missouri State University

 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair

Mississippi's Display

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 baskets.”

King Cotton was made entirely of cotton. 

Photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals.



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