The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Centennial Cabinet in Three Sets Including State, Foreign and Main Buildings

By: The Centennial International Exhibition Of 1876

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6.5'' x 4.5'' cards of important buildings. Nice Firm Clean copies ! 24 of 25 cards. 17 cards printed on the Liberty Press made by Degener & Weiler, New York. 7 cards printed by the Sun Press made by Greenwood & Batley, Leeds, England (Prize Medal awarded). All printed in Machinery Hall. 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. Among the culinary treasures first introduced and/or popularized at the Centennial were Hires Root Beer, Heinz ketchup, sugar popcorn, soda water and bananas. Inventions introduced included Alexander Graham Bell`s telephone ('My God, it talks!' Emperor Dom Pedro said as he held the receiver to his ear); the first Remington Typographic Machine (a.k.a. typewriter, complete with QWERTY keyboard).

Title: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 Centennial Cabinet in Three Sets Including State, Foreign and Main Buildings

Author Name: The Centennial International Exhibition Of 1876

Categories: Travel, A Rare Book Room, Circus/Fairs, Antique,

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Centennial International Exhibition of 1876: 1876

ISBN Number: xxxxxxx135

Binding: Cards

Book Condition: Near Fine

Size: 16mo 5.75 - 6.75'' tall

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 119784

Keywords: Travel::Antique Games Amusement::Circus/Fairs