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Historical Context

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1 & 2

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1 & 2

Photos 3 & 4

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Visual Evidence

Photo 1: The Mechanical and Electrical Exposition, Mechanics Hall, 1909. [Photo 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts)

Photo 2: Mechanics Hall, restored interior. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts)

Questions for Photos 1 & 2

1. What do you think was the purpose of the Mechanical and Electrical Exposition? Why would it have been held at Mechanics Hall?

2. How would you describe the main hall based on Photo 2? What types of events do you think could be held there today?

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