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The photographs in this chapter were used at the time to show the people of America that imperialism was needed in the Philippines Although they convinced the American people of this by casting a negative light onto their culture Making all of the Filipino people something they arent by using contrasting photographs and by also playing off the insecurities of the American people In the buildings that appear in the first 3 photographs they are all give an impression of greatness intellect refinement and power In the first photograph it shows the Palace of Varied Industries Showing the visitors what has been accomplished technologically in this very civilized society Both the Palace of Varied Industries and the monument in the plaza are symbols of architectural mastery In the second photograph the Palace of Liberal Arts is the most highly decorated of them all A sense of a very wealthy economy is depicted in this photograph as well With the motorized vehicle and very upscale appearances of the people in the foreground it shows that these people have money to go along with their high class culture In the third photograph I think the photographer was trying to convey the tranquility and recreational aspects of the exposition Lots of greenery surrounding the lake fountains gazebos and boats rides all show a very peaceful lifestyle With the Ferris Wheel and Im sure many other amusement attractions it shows the fun loving side of the people of that time Also in the photograph is the Palace of Machinery and Palace of Electricity which much like the first photograph are trying to show the intelligence and ingenuity of the American people As in the first three photographs the forth seems to be putting the white man ahead of everyone else in the world The top of the evolutionary ladder The two women within the photograph is a contrast and influential reminder to the American people that because they are
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