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Centennial Exhibition puzzle blocks

1876
 Collection
Accession: 1994-314

Abstract

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. Five wooden "jigsaw" puzzles showing buildings at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA. Also five prints of the same views as the ones on the puzzle, and the original wooden box.

Dates

  • 1876

Creator

Extent

11 item(s)

General Physical Description

5 items : jigsaw puzzles. 5 prints. 1 item : original box.

Historical Note

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. The Centennial Exhibition opened on May 9, 1876 and closed November 10th. Nearly ten million visitors attended the fair in that time. The fairgrounds were made up of five main buildings, as well as some 250 pavilions and auxiliary structures, including twenty-four state buildings, which were each designed in a regional style.

Scope and Content

Five wooden "jigsaw" puzzles showing buildings at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA. Also five prints of the same views as the ones on the puzzle, and the original wooden box.

Location

U1-6.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Centennial Exhibition puzzle blocks
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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