Cultures on Display

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The "Hottentot Venus"


1. The Marketplace

A. The Empire as marketplace
B. The Empire as commodity

2. World’s Fairs

A. The Empire in miniature
B. Exhibiting humans

3. The Museum

A. Anthropology, evolution, and display
B. Boas and the decline of evolutionary (typological) display

Franz Boas
evolutionary or typological display
tribal display

Sites of Interest
Human Exhibition
World's Columbian Exposition
World Expositions in Amsterdam

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