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Opening Day, The Orators, Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Featured Image

Opening Day, The Orators, Centennial International Exhibition of 1876

2920747 Opening Day, The Orators, Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, Philadelphia (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info.: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair 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. Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it.); A© Free Library of Philadelphia ; American, out of copyright

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The Chrysler Building at the Chicago Worlds Fair) Featured Image

The Chrysler Building at the Chicago Worlds Fair)

The Chrysler Building at the Century of Progress International Exposition (Chicago World's Fair) 1933. It was held to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. "One of the attractive structures at the Century of Progress. Every detail or the construction of a Chrysler automobile is here demonstrated, as well as the testing of material used and of the completed car." Date: 1933

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Bartholdi's 'Liberty'- Hand and Torch, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia Featured Image

Bartholdi's "Liberty"- Hand and Torch, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia

3709907 Bartholdi's "Liberty"- Hand and Torch, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876 (albumen print) by Centennial Photographic Co. (fl.1876); Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info.: Notes: "Arm and hand of the Statue of Liberty. The arm and hand of Bartholdi's Liberty Enlightening the World were all that had been completed of the colossal sculpture in 1876, and figured prominently as a popular attraction. Literature available at the kiosk at the base informed visitors of the details of Bartholdi's plan and invited subscriptions of ten cents to one hundred dollars toward payment for a pedestal for the completed statue. After the Exposition closed the sculpture was transported to New York, where it was exhibited in Madison Square."--Looney. Old Philadelphia, p.214.
Notes: 1 stereograph; 18 x 13 cm.
Notes: Architects: New York "Tribune" Building -- E.E. Rath; Women's Pavilion -- H.J. Schwarzmann.
Notes: Free-standing hand and torch from the Statue of Liberty mounted on subscription kiosk. Figures at the base of structure and one man at the hilt of the torch. In background is New York "Tribune" Building, Women's Pavilion, and Drinking Fountain.
Notes: The "Liberty" hand and torch was designed by Frederic Bartholdi; the Drinking Fountain was erected by the Sons of Temperance of Pennsylvania. ); A© Free Library of Philadelphia ; Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia; American, out of copyright

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