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This is an original 1876 double-page, black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch of the opening ceremony of the Centennial International Exhibition on May 10, 1876 on the Grand Plaza in front of Memorial Hall. The Exposition took place from May 10 - November 10, 1876 in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Original portfolio crease. No surface rub. No water damage. There are several small staple holes and light aging along the original center crease. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique in-text wood engravings and advertisements from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1875-1876. These engravings and ads provide an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America. This collection includes not only medical quackery ads, but many images from the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The Exposition was a World's Fair held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.