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April 28, 2022

The Centennial International Exhibition: The First Official World’s Fair to Be Held in the United States in 1876

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s 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 Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 exposition, and 37 countries participated in it.

Here below is a set of amazing photos that shows the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Arms and Trophy Department, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Art Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Art Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Art Gallery, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Corliss Engine inside Machinery Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Department of Silverware, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Firemen's Department, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Firemen's Department, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

George Washington's carriage, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

George Washington's carriage, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

India and Gutta Percha Department, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Italian art exhibit in Art Annex, Memorial Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Maxwell's Rocky Mountain Museum inside Colorado State Building, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Mississippi State Building, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Photograph Department, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Reed & Barton silver exhibit inside Main Exhibition Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Reed & Barton silver exhibit inside Main Exhibition Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Refreshment Saloon, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Relics and Curiosities, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Rustic Bridge inside Horticultural Hall, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

The Union Vase, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876

Union Avenue, Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1876




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