Expo 1876 Philadelphia
Category: Pre BIE
Country: United States
Opening: May 10, 1876
Closing: November 10, 1876
Participating countries: 35
Visits: 10, 000,000
Site Area: 115 ha (284.2 acres)
Image: Public domain.
Expo 1876 was organized in celebration of the centennial of the founding of the United States.
The Centennial Exposition had on display the Liberty Torch as a preview of the Statue of Liberty 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.