An Act To provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the purchase of the Louisiana territory by the United States by holding an international exhibition of art, industries, manufactures, and the products of the soil, mine, forest, and sea in the city of Saint Louis, in the State of Missouri

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Provisions are set forth for the creation of a nonpartisan commission, "Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission." There shall be exhibited at said exposition by the Government of the United States from its Executive Departments, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum, the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, and the Department of Labor such articles and material as illustrate the function and administrative faculty of the Government in time of peace and its resources as a war power, tending to demonstrate the nature of our institutions and their adaptation to the wants of the people.


  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition
  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission
  • United States Dept. of Labor
  • United States Fish Commission
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  • 31 Stat. 1440
  • Title 36, Patriotic and National Observances, Ceremonies and Organizations
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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31 Stat. 1440 (1901); ch. 864 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1901
  • 03/03/1901


  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Exhibitions


Saint Louis (Mo.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 6; Page Numbers: 1440-45

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