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Centennial Exhibition buildings print

circa 1876
 Collection
Accession: 1998-217

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. This print gives a general view of the grounds and buildings.

Dates

  • circa 1876

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 print : wood engraving ; 11 x 8 in.

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

This print gives a general view of the grounds of the Centennial Exhibition held in 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Identified buildings include Agricultural Hall, Horticultural Hall, Memorial Hall (or Art Gallery), Main Exhibition Building, and Machinery Building.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Centennial Exhibition buildings print
Status:
Date:
2015
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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