Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (1876) Photos

The Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (1876) celebrated the American Revolution of 1776 over 159 days & 284 acres. 9,789,392 visitors attended.

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Shield with ship in sunset used on NH building at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at New Hampshire Historical Society Museum. Concord, NH.Old State House Fountain was displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition was cast in Alabama out of Civil War cannons. Little Rock, AR.Poster of 100th Anniversary of American Independence with Centennial Exposition scene by George Stinson at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.American Independence poster detail of Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Shield with ship in sunset used on NH building at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at New Hampshire Historical Society Museum. Concord, NH.Old State House Fountain was displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition was cast in Alabama out of Civil War cannons. Little Rock, AR.Poster (1876) of 100th Anniversary of American Independence with Centennial Exposition scene by George Stinson at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.American Independence poster detail of Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
American Independence poster detail of Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.American Independence poster detail of figure of liberty at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Bird's Eye etching of Centennial Exposition in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of Centennial Exposition opening. Philadelphia, PA.
American Independence poster detail of Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.American Independence poster detail of figure of liberty at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Bird's Eye etching of Centennial Exposition (1876) in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of Centennial Exposition opening. Philadelphia, PA.
Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Windmill in main aisle of Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Exhibits in Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Brazilian exhibit of animal skins in Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition (820x540 feet) (cost $26,641). Philadelphia, PA.Windmill in main aisle of Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Exhibits in Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Brazilian exhibit of animal skins in Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
D. Landreth & Sons Seed Exhibit in Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Horticultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Stairway in Horticultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Memorial Building or Art Gallery at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
D. Landreth & Sons Seed Exhibit in Agricultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Horticultural Hall at Centennial Exposition (383x193 feet) (cost $231,466). Philadelphia, PA.Stairway in Horticultural Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Memorial Building or Art Gallery at Centennial Exposition (365x210 feet) (cost $834,218). Philadelphia, PA.
Sculpture in Art Gallery at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Main Exhibition Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Central aisle of Main Exhibition Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.General view of interior of Main Exhibition Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Sculpture in Art Gallery at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Main Exhibition Building at Centennial Exposition (1880x464 feet) (cost $1,113,793). Philadelphia, PA.Central aisle of Main Exhibition Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.General view of interior of Main Exhibition Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Interior of Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition with armaments. Philadelphia, PA.Hydraulic Basin in Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.United States Government Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition (1402x360 feet) (cost $577,637). Philadelphia, PA.Interior of Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition with armaments. Philadelphia, PA.Hydraulic Basin in Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.United States Government Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Food Fishes of the Sea in United States Government Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Carriage Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Photographic Art Gallery at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Woman's Pavilion at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Food Fishes of the Sea in United States Government Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Carriage Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Photographic Art Gallery at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Woman's Pavilion at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Shoe & Leather Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Building of Department of Public Comfort at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Campbell Press Company Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Michigan State Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Shoe & Leather Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Building of Department of Public Comfort at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Campbell Press Company Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Michigan State Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
California & Nevada State Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Interior of Kansas & Colorado State Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Pennsylvania Railroad Depot opposite Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.German Restaurant at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
California & Nevada State Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Interior of Kansas & Colorado State Building at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Pennsylvania Railroad Depot opposite Machinery Hall at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.German Restaurant at Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.
Graphic of Centennial Medal issued for Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of Centennial Award Medal issued for Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of A.T. Goshorn, Director General of 1876 Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of John Welsh, Chairman of Centennial Exposition Board of Finance. Philadelphia, PA.
Graphic of Centennial Medal (1876) issued for Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of Centennial Award Medal (1876) issued for Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of A.T. Goshorn, Director General of 1876 Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, PA.Graphic of John Welsh, Chairman of Centennial Exposition Board of Finance. Philadelphia, PA.
Photo from Philadelphia's Centennial Fair of Main Exhibition Building at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Photo from Philadelphia's Centennial Fair of Memorial Hall at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.1876 Centennial International Exhibition stock certificate at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Ticket to United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.
Photo from Philadelphia's Centennial Fair (1876) of Main Exhibition Building at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.Photo from Philadelphia's Centennial Fair (1876) of Memorial Hall at Missouri History Museum. St Louis, MO.1876 Centennial International Exhibition stock certificate at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Ticket to United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.
Souvenir plate portrait of President Rutherford B. Hayes for his visit to Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Philadelphia Centennial Exposition medallion by Henry Mitchell at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.1876 Centennial Exhibition medal awarded to Bakewell, Pears & Co. at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Jewelry box with Philadelphia Centennial Exposition medallion given to Lucy Hayes at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Souvenir plate portrait of President Rutherford B. Hayes for his visit to Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (1876) at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (1876) medallion by Henry Mitchell at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.1876 Centennial Exhibition medal awarded to Bakewell, Pears & Co. at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Jewelry box with Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (1876) medallion given to Lucy Hayes at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Liberty crowning industry & arts Medal from Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Woman's Pavilion Medal from Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Century Vase created for U.S. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia by Karl L.H. Müller made by Union Porcelain Works, Greenpoint, Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Glass paperweight shaped as 1876 Centennial Exhibition's Memorial Hall at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Liberty crowning industry & arts Medal (1876) from Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Woman's Pavilion Medal (1876) from Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Century Vase (1876) created for U.S. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia by Karl L.H. Müller made by Union Porcelain Works, Greenpoint, Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY. Glass paperweight shaped as 1876 Centennial Exhibition's Memorial Hall at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Milk glass mustard jar in shape of eagle from United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.Terrestrial Globe Compote by O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, for Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Bakewell, Pears & Co. compote bowl made for 1876 Centennial Exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass items exhibited at 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Milk glass mustard jar in shape of eagle from United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.Terrestrial Globe Compote (1876) by O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, for Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Bakewell, Pears & Co. compote bowl (1876) made for 1876 Centennial Exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass items exhibited at 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Porcelain vase by Edward Swann exhibited at Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Cut glass tulip epergne by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. exhibited at Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Engraved eagle goblet by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. for Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Liberty bell glass goblet from United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.
Porcelain vase (1876) by Edward Swann exhibited at Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Cut glass tulip epergne (1876) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. exhibited at Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Engraved eagle goblet (1876) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. for Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Liberty bell glass goblet from United States International Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876) at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.
Liberty Bell pressed glass goblet made for 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Beresheim House. Council Bluffs, IA.Give us this Day pressed glass plate with hand handles by Alterbury & Co., for Centennial Exhibition at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Bunker Hill Birthplace of Liberty pressed glass plate for Centennial Exhibition at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Press glass plate with Bunker Hill for US 1876 Centennial by D.C. Ripley & Co., Pittsburgh at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Liberty Bell pressed glass goblet made for 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia at Beresheim House. Council Bluffs, IA.Give us this Day pressed glass plate with hand handles (1876) by Alterbury & Co., for Centennial Exhibition at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Bunker Hill Birthplace of Liberty pressed glass plate (1876) for Centennial Exhibition at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Press glass plate with Bunker Hill for US 1876 Centennial by D.C. Ripley & Co., Pittsburgh at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
American Centennial souvenir pressed glass plate marks Bunker Hill at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Press glass plate with liberty bell for US 1876 Centennial by Adams & Co., Pittsburgh at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Commemorative pressed glass plate with Liberty Bell for U.S. Centennial Exhibition at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.American Centennial souvenir pressed glass plate marks Declaration of Independence at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
American Centennial souvenir pressed glass plate (1876) marks Bunker Hill at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Press glass plate with liberty bell for US 1876 Centennial by Adams & Co., Pittsburgh at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Commemorative pressed glass plate with Liberty Bell (1876) for U.S. Centennial Exhibition at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.American Centennial souvenir pressed glass plate (1876) marks Declaration of Independence at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
Commemorative glass mug in shape of drum with a gold eagle for U.S. Centennial Exhibition at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.Moon Bed by Sung Sing Kung of Ningbo, China exhibited at 1876 Centennial Exposition at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Walnut bedroom set displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Headboard of walnut bedroom set from Ogden Hotel of Council Bluffs at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Commemorative glass mug in shape of drum with a gold eagle (1876) for U.S. Centennial Exhibition at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.Moon Bed (1876) by Sung Sing Kung of Ningbo, China exhibited at 1876 Centennial Exposition at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Walnut bedroom set displayed at 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Headboard of walnut bedroom set (1876) from Ogden Hotel of Council Bluffs at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Headboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Footboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.

Headboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.Footboard detail of 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair bed at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.


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