Centennial Portfolio: Souvenir of the International Exhibition at Philadelphia, Comprising Lithographic Views of Fifty of its Principal Buildings, with Letter-Press Description / By Thomas Westcott
This is a commemorative souvenir plate book of the International Exhibition in Philadelphia that celebrates the first centennial of American independence. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it.
Map and 52 hand-colored plates, each with a page of text and a ground plan
viii p., 52 numb. l., plates, plans. 19 x 29 cm.
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List of Images
Publisher: Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876.
Date Added: 2019-05-09