The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, 1884-1885

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Republican Publishing Company, 1885 - Exhibitions - 430 pages

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Despite its early scanning date of 2007, this book is actually OCR-capable, compared to most of the Google books, even more recently, which are not optical-character-recognition capable. One can even search online for specific entries or words, so this is a very useful tool.
Unfortunately, the majority of books Google scanned are not OCR-friendly but this one, for researchers of history, actually is. Whoever scanned this for Google had a different set of skills, knowlege or access to tools that their other employees apparently have not had.
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