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This is an original 1876 color lithograph of the Pomological Building at the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The building featured fruit displays: "In this building, during the season, will be held at different times exhibitions of fresh American fruits particularly, as they appear when plucked before decay sets in. The programme embraces special exhibitions of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and other small fruits. The melon, the citron and the cantaloupe will be duly honored. The peach will be displayed in its luscious beauty. In the autumn the pear and the apple, the plum and the grape, will be shown in every variety, fresh and luxuriant."
The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, was held at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Each lithograph in this collection is accompanied by an original one-page letterpress supplement with historical information (including dimensions and costs) describing the pictured building. Most images have the artist's signature embedded in the image and all have the lithograph publisher's imprint in the bottom right corner of the image.
This 138+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and aging. No creases. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.