Lame beaver, the arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his comanche and pawnee enemies. The tennessee centennial exposition was held in nashville from may 1 until october 30, 1897, although the states actual centennial occurred in 1896. Library exhibits the centennial celebration of 1876. Its purpose was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the united states. Centennial exhibition, philadelphia 1876 from the university of maryland.
The centennial international exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair to be held 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. The tennessee centennial and international exposition was staged to celebrate the 100th anniversary of tennessees admission into the union as the 16th state. Main building, art gallery, judges hall, womens pavilion, etc. As a toy it is a lead balloon or ruptured duck, lacking altogether the soaring and bracing qualities of its predecessor, vidals first venture into american historical fiction of a radically revisionist kind. The images in this collection primarily depict the array of buildings and individuals involved with this celebration, and are drawn from various record groups in the holdings of the tennessee. Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back 1876. One of the most important events, and least known, in american history. Lecount refused to accept the womens centennial executive committee apology as she viewed the body as representative of the worst color prejudice. Appears in 7 books from 18761937 page 171 were published in massachusetts, one in new hampshire, two in rhode island, four in connecticut, four in new york, nine in pennsylvania, two each in maryland, virginia, and north carolina, three in south carolina, and one in georgia.
Only two of the buildings are still standing from the exhibition, which celebrated the american centennial. United states international centennial exhibition 1876 abebooks. Snyder is the deputy director for library administration. Appears in 11 books from 18702005 page 2 presents the appearance of a strong, solid halfcylinder of white metal, ribbed on the inside so as to facilitate the paring off of possible inequalities, and covered on its outer face with crisp, clean, shining letters, ready at once for the press. Sep 01, 2001 the centennial exposition, held from may 10 to nov. Its collection of books and printed material contains official catalogues and proceedings, guidebooks, and published personal accounts relating to the centennial fair and preceding planning activities.
Micheners magnificent saga of the west is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. The 1876 centennial exposition, held in philadelphia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the declaration of independence, was the first worlds fair to be held in the united states. Another book that i found most fascinating is frank leslies illustrated historical register of the centennial exposition, 1876. The free library of philadelphia, with the generous support of the institute of museum and library services, invites you to visit our web version of the 100th birthday party for the united states, the centennial exhibition of 1876. International centennial exposition philadelphia worlds. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading philadelphias 1876 centennial exhibition images of america. In 1926, the city of philadelphia hosted the sesqui centennial international exposition to honor the 150th anniversary of american independence. In celebration of americas onehundredth anniversary of independence, the centennial exhibition took place on more than 285 acres of land in philadelphias fairmount park may 10november 10, 1876. The private soldier monument at the centennial exposition in philadelphia, pa, in 1876. Sep 01, 2010 the centennial exposition described and illustrated. Encyclopedia of greater philadelphia centennial exhibition. Campbell, a professor of mathematics, natural philosophy and astronomy at wabash college, crawfordsville, indiana. 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 birs eye view. Philadelphias 1876 centennial exhibition images of america kindle edition by gross, linda p.
This exhibition was one of the greatest tourist attractions of the era, with visitors not just from across the united states, but also from all around the world. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. List of awards made by the united states centennial commission to the american exhibitors, international exhibition 1876, at philadelphia paperback or softback by united states centennial commission and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Centennial was made into a popular twelvepart television miniseries, also titled centennial, that aired on nbc from october 1978 through february 1979, and was filmed in several parts of colorado. In these pages we present the librarys unique collection of silver albumen photographs with various views and.
Officially named the international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, it. Brimming with the glory of americas past, the story of coloradothe centennial stateis manifested through its people. Philadelphia hosted 37 nations in five main buildings and 250 additional structures on 285 acres of land. Prepared for the centennial exposition linus pierpont brockett full view 1876. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. From a group of images of the 1876 centennial exhibition in philadelphia. With about 800 fabulous illustrations of the centennial drawn by prominent artists of the time this book is more than just the register of the centennial exhibition. Frank leslies illustrated historical register of the. In celebration of america s onehundredth anniversary of independence, the centennial exhibition took place on more than 285 acres of land in philadelphias fairmount park may 10november 10, 1876. Frank leslies illustrated historical register of the centennial exposition, 1876 by centennial exhibition 1876. Elbridge gerry spaulding, at the bank officers and bankers building, centennial grounds, fairmount park, philadelphia, on the occasion of the formal opening, may 30, 1876. This medal depicts a female representing the united states. The library company of philadelphia holds material relating to the centennial exhibition in multiple areas of its collection. Tennessees actual centennial year was 1896, but funding issues and construction delays pushed the event into 1897.
Philadelphias 1876 centennial exhibition images of america. The centennial exposition was a great success and is still considered one of the most notable events ever to be held in the state. In december 1866, campbell suggested to philadelphia mayor morton mcmichael that the united states centennial be celebrated with an exposition in philadelphia. The birdseye view chromolithograph above by the henderson litho. Proved, for the first time, that the united states was a nation to be reckoned with on the international stage. Jul 2, 2012 the centennial international exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the united states, was held in philadelphia pennsylvania, from may 10th to november 10th, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the declaration of independence in philadelphia.
Philadelphias 1926 sesquicentennial international exposition. The book is part of the newspapers heritage series and is the first book written in partnership with another organization. They have researched extensively on the philadelphia centennial exhibition and prepared the hagley exhibit entitled centuries of progress. Mar 17, 2018 a century later, portland hosted the oregon centennial exposition and international trade fair to commemorate one hundred years of statehood. Big e centennial history book eastern states exposition. For instance, when state funds were sought in 1881 to advertise kansas at the atlanta cotton exposition, the claim was made by a member of the old centennial board of managers that the fiveyear increase after 1876 of 464,170 inhabitants was to a great extent.
Philadelphias 1876 centennial exhibition by linda p. Tennessee centennial exposition of 1897 auditorium building. The idea of the centennial exposition is credited to john l. Gross is the reference librarian at the hagley museum and library in greenville, delaware, and theresa r. Topics in chronicling america philadelphia worlds fair centennial international exhibition, 1876. Close to ten million visitors 9,910,966 went to the fair via railroad, steamboat, carriage, and on foot. Ramsey library, special collections, university of north carolina at asheville 28804 processed by special collections staff, 1978 and 2001.
Written to commemorate the bicentennial in 1976, james a. Centennial international exposition in philadelphia was the first official worlds fair held in the united states, between may 10 and november 10 in 1876. Nbc universal released a six volume dvd set in 2008. The centennial exhibition of 1876 was a resounding success with over ten million people visiting in a six month span. A century of fun at the big e is authored by wayne phaneuf, executive editor of the republican in springfield, massachusetts. Lauren harden masgamers show fabian widjak podcast performance on demand podcast all things haunted prometheus podcast plan on. Expomuseum 1876 centennial exposition, philadelphia. Rare and wonderful, 1876 centennial exposition philadelphia worlds fair printed textile bandana scarf with views of various buildings at the exposition.
Philadelphias 1876 centennial exhibition images of america arcadia publishing. Philadelphia centennial international exposition 1876. The fair, which lasted from june 10 to september 17, took place on sixtyfive acres along the columbia river north of the city. History of the centennial exposition, the worlds fair held in philadephia in 1876 to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the united states. Albert boime, art in an age of civil struggle, 18481871. The centennial exposition 1876 edition open library. The exposition featured four major exhibition palaces where innovations and advancements in science, technology, education, industry, and agriculture were displayed. This birdseye view of the centennial grounds includes thirtynine buildings as well as many outside sites, including the falls, columbia, and girard avenue bridges over the schuylkill. Cole accepted the apology and began collaborating with smith and her committee. Held in philadelphia from may 10 through october 10, the 1876 centennial exhibition celebrated the 100th anniversary of american independence.867 924 1063 611 4 336 518 391 228 373 1242 1400 1157 1388 1116 924 1027 526 978 703 305 1101 1062 185 262 391 1149 213 500 605 91 759 637 879 477 664 152 558 1202 1323 1217 960 1239 768