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By Linda P. Gross

Held in Philadelphia from may perhaps 10 via October 10, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition celebrated the a hundredth anniversary of yankee independence. Philadelphia hosted 37 international locations in 5 major constructions and 250 extra buildings on 285 acres of land. The get together seemed backward to commemorate the development revamped the 100-year interval, and it introduced to the realm that American invention and innovation was once on a par with that of our international opposite numbers. Patriotism abounded, as did messages of commercial and advertisement prowess that promised a brighter destiny for all. Over 9 million humans attended this notable customer spectacle, an occasion that set the tone for an extended sequence of world's festivals but to return.

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Coates, publishers at 822 Chestnut road in Philadelphia, provided “a catalogue of selection English, French, and American books, in general in based bindings” in an 1881 exchange book. FALSTROM AND TORNQUIST, PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY. This corporation provided an express of galvanized iron cornice and decorative sheet ironwork for structures. WATSON NUT-SHELL embellishes, PHILADELPHIA. Brock Watson provided “fancy articles carved from nuts and fruit stones; wooden relics,” in response to the Centennial Exhibition catalog. The 1876 Philadelphia urban listing lists a Brock Watson as an undertaker. NEW SOUTH WALES. A British colony within the southeastern a part of Australia, New South Wales exhibited a specimen of kerosene shale, a wide collection of wines, and plenty of framed pictures. CAPE COLONY. The Cape Colony, part of South Africa less than British profession in the course of the nineteenth century, exhibited a version of the Leviathan Ostrich Incubator, animal horns and specimens, and oils made up of African nuts and seeds. J. L. MOTT’S FOUNTAIN. The iron fountain created through the Jordan L. Mott Iron Works, of recent York, used to be forty five ft in diameter and 26 toes in top. The 4 figures on the base have been crowned via the layout of Venus emerging from the ocean. 3 equipment corridor Joseph Wilson and Henry Pettit additionally designed equipment corridor, the second one greatest development on the reasonable. At 1,402 toes lengthy and 360 ft huge, with a southern wing measuring 208 toes via 210 toes, equipment corridor lined 14 acres of shows. It was once equipped of wooden and glass on a beginning of masonry and value $792,000 to build. for sure, equipment corridor elicited the most powerful feel of awe and beauty from the viewers. fairly eye-catching to fairgoers was once the Corliss engine, a mechanism that powered hundreds and hundreds of machines in equipment corridor. on the establishing of the exhibition on may perhaps 10, 1876, Pres. Ulysses S. supply and Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil ceremoniously began the Corliss engine, which in flip began up the opposite machines within the exhibition corridor. At equipment corridor, the tremendous reveal of firearms made through Colt, Smith and Wesson, Remington, and several brands grabbed the eye of many fairgoers, fairly the “terrible enforce of warfare, the gattling gun,” and the Krupp gun from Germany. viewers have been likewise surprised through the myriad equipment in complete operation. shows right here coated mining; chemistry; papermaking; booklet printing; energy new release; hydraulic gear; pneumatic gear; weaving and stitching; railway, aerial, water, and pneumatic transportation; and the operating of steel, wooden, and stone. equipment corridor, EAST finish. Joseph M. Wilson and Henry Pettit, engineers for the Pennsylvania Railroad, have been employed to layout the most Exhibition development and equipment corridor, the Centennial Exhibition’s biggest and moment biggest structures, respectively. 8 entrances served to wreck up the façade of equipment corridor. equipment corridor. The 14 acres of equipment corridor took virtually six months to accomplish. developers created a powerful starting place, developing piers of masonry upon which sturdy trees columns have been erected.

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