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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


Date: 1876



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Westcott, Thompson. Centennial Portfolio. Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876.. 1876.


Westcott, Thompson (1876) Centennial Portfolio. Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876..


Westcott, Thompson, Centennial Portfolio. Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876.. 1876.


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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Gross, Linda P.; Theresa R. Snyder (2005). Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-3888-4.

List of Images

1. Book Display

2. Front Cover

3. Title Page

4. Map of Centennial Grounds - Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

5. Ground Plan of Art Gallery and Annex

6. Art Gallery

7. Ground Plan of Main Building

8. Main Building

9. Ground Plan of Horticultural Hall

10. Horticultural Hall

11. Ground Plan of Machinery Hall

12. Machinery Hall

13. Ground Plan of Agricultural Hall

14. Agricultural Hall

15. U.S. Government Building

16. Women"s Pavilion

17. Judge's Hall

18. Shoe & Leather Building

19. Carriage Exhibition Building

20. Photographic Exhibition Building

21. Pomological Building

22. Brewer's Building

23. Butter & Cheese Factory

24. Department of Public Comfort

25. Pennsylvania Educational Building

26. English Commission Building

27. French Commission Building

28. German Commission Building

29. Brazilian Commissioner's Building

30. Spanish Building

31. Japanese Dwelling

32. Swedish School House

33. Canada Log House

34. New Hampshire Building

35. Massachusetts Building

36. Connecticut Cottage

37. New York Building

38. New Jersey Building

39. Pennsylvania Building

40. Delaware Building

41. Maryland Building

42. West Virginia Building

43. Arkansas Building

44. Missouri Building

45. Mississippi Building

46. Ohio Building

47. Indiana Building

48. Illinois Building

49. Michigan Building

50. Wisconsin Building

51. Iowa Building

52. Kansas & Colorado Building

53. Cook's World's Ticket Office

54. Glass Exhibition Building

55. Singer Sowing Machine Co.

56. French Restaurant

57. Campbell Printing Press Building

58. Photographic Association Studio

59. Japanese Bazaar

60. Independence Hall in 1776, Philadelphia

61. Independence Hall in 1876, Philadelphia

62. Back Cover

Publication Information

Publisher: Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876.




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Date Added: 2019-05-09

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