Centennial exposition 1876 philadelphia


Officially the first world's fair held in the United States, its location was Philadelphia in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River. It opened in May and closed in November, 1876. Nearly 10 million people attended to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Each state had exhibition space with displays to coordinate with the Exposition's official title, which was "International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mines". American artists represented include John James Audubon, Colin Campbell Cooper, Edward Lamson Henry, Lily Martin Spencer Thomas Hill, Edward Redfield, Augustus St. Gaudens, and Eliza Greatorex. Sources: wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Exposition#Gallery; AskART biographies