10 May 1876

10 November 1876

115 hectares
(284 acres)
in Fairmount Park

Countries: 35


Celebrated the centennial of the founding of the United States, the Centennial Exposition had on display the Libery Torch as a preview of the Statue of Libery as well as the giant Corliss steam engine, the largest ever built at 70 feet tall. Many of the other exhibits are still on display at the Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries Building.

Memorial Building, the main edifice

Centennial Exhibition Digital Collection - from The Free Library of Philadelphia
The Illustrated History of the Centennial Exhibition - archive of an 1876 book, from the University of Michigan
The Centennial Exposition Philadelphia, 1876 - from the University of Delaware Library
Centennial Exposition - from Wikipedia
Centennial Exposition Map - from the National Gallery of Art
1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition - images from CSU Fresno
Centennial 1876 - from the Smithsonian Institution
Map and Bir's Eye View: Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876 - from the University of Maryland
The Railroads and the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 - from the Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Centennial Exposition - edited by Jim Zwick

1876 Centennial Exposition - from A Digital Archive of American Architecture

The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 - from the Internet 1996 World Exposition

The Arts and Industries Building - part of the Smithsonian Institution
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Libery Torch - an image from the Library of Congress
People & Events: The Centennial Exposition of 1876 - from PBS's The American Experience
African Americans during the 1876 Centennial Exposition - from Villanova University
Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876 - links to many images and articles, from Digital History at the University of Houston
Office Equipment & Supplies at the 1876 Centennial Exposition - from the Early Office Museum
Then & Now: The 1876 Centenniial Exposition - from Assembly Magazine

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