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Exposition Cotton Mills

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Type: Gelatin silver prints | StillImage
Creator: Benzur, Gabriel
Title: Exposition Cotton Mills
Date: 1945
Description: [further information on reverse of photograph]

View of Frank Aikers running a Barber Coleman draw in machine in the slasher room in Exposition Cotton Mills in Atlanta, Georgia.

The International Cotton Exposition of 1881 was one of three expositions in Atlanta designed to attract business and venture capitol to Atlanta. The other two expositions were in 1887 and 1895. Buildings were erected for the 1881 exposition along what is now Ashby Street in West Atlanta. In 1882, these structures were converted into a textile mill, and became the Exposition Cotton Mills, which stood until 1971.

Subjects: Cotton--Georgia--Atlanta | Cotton manufacture--Georgia--Atlanta | Cotton textile industry--Georgia--Atlanta | Textile workers--Georgia--Atlanta | Textile factories--Georgia--Atlanta | Textile machinery--Georgia--Atlanta | Cotton machinery--Georgia--Atlanta | Machinery--Georgia--Atlanta | Clothing and dress--Georgia--Atlanta | Work clothes--Georgia--Atlanta | Men--Georgia--Atlanta | Exposition Cotton Mills Company--Employees | Exposition Cotton Mills Company | Aikers, Frank | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. | Emory Cocke Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
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Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Emory Cocke Photographs, 1943-1952, undated