Louisiana Day began with an elaborate procession from the Buckingham Hotel, where the visitors from Louisiana were staying, to the fair grounds and thence to the "Cabildo." At the entrance to the fair, Louisiana's Governor, Newton C. Blanchard, accompanied by a cavalry escort, was joined by former Missouri governor David R. Francis, the President of the Exposition, various members of Governor Blanchard's staff, visiting governors and their staffs, and various "ladies." This photo shows President Francis, Governor Blanchard, and Louisiana Adjutant General D.T. Stafford during the procession.

From Louisiana at Louisiana Purchase Exposition