Volume two in the two-part series that captures the grandeur and intricacies of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.
The year was 1876, and America was just 100 years old. To celebrate, the city of Philadelphia hosted The Centennial Exhibition in the spirit of progress and independence. Massive buildings were erected, countries invited, and parties held to celebrate the United States’ emergence on the global scene.
This detailed book tells the story of the Centennial Exhibition’s creation and leaves no stone unturned in its description of the buildings, people, and events. The author said that it “features a full description of the great buildings and all the objects of interest exhibited in them.
Just a decade after the Civil War, America’s first great World’s Fair went on to inspire Paris 1889, Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition, and New York’s 1939 World of Tomorrow.
Originally written in 1876, this stunning reprint features the original period font, retro styling, and enlarges the pages with images in impeccable detail. A new cover design was created in the spirit of 1876, fit for display on the grandest of shelves or coffee tables.
Table of Contents (continued from Volume 1:)
Chapter 14: Agriculture Hall
Chapter 15: Horticultural Hall
Chapter 16: Memorial Hall
Chapter 17: The United States Government Building
Chapter 18: The Woman’s Building
Chapter 19: The Minor Structures of the Exhibition
Chapter 20: Biographical
Chapter 21: The Celebration of the 4th of July 1876, in Philadelphia
Chapter 22: The International Regatta
Chapter 23: The Live-Stock Displays
Chapter 24: The State Days
Chapter 25: The Record of the Exhibition
Chapter 26: The Announcement of the Awards
Chapter 27: The Close of the Exhibition
Chapter 28: Statistics of Attendance
Chapter 29: What Was Accomplished