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Painting: The Cossack's Answer (detail)
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This painting is by Elias Evimovicht Repine and belonged to the Emperor of Russia. This painting tells the story of the King of Poland who sent the Cossacks of Russia a threatening message that they must join his army or be killed. Cossacks, known for their fighting skills, laughed at the king's threat. Visitors to the fair were able to see the skill of Cossack horseman at the Wild Bill Wild West Show. For the fair, the Wild West Show featured displays by cavalry from around the world.

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