Interior view of the "Cabildo," furnished with period furniture, including the desk from the real Cabildo where the transfer documents were signed (not, unfortunately, shown in this photograph). The large painting on the wall in the left of the photo is a painting by Swedish artist Thure de Thulstrup depicting the transfer of Louisiana from France to the United States. The painting now hangs in the Cabildo in New Orleans. (See the painting in color here.)

From Louisiana and the Fair, Volume 6