1876 Lithograph Centennial Fair Philadelphia Mississippi Building Log Cabin CXP1


"Mississippi Building"

This is an original 1876 color lithograph of the Mississippi State Building at the 1876 Centennial Exposition. This building was described as "rudest in external appearance, homeliest in interior fitting up and furnishing, the building of the State of Mississippi challenges attention by the contrast which it presents with the gay and fanciful structures around it. [...] Mississippi displays no more of the builder's art than need be exercised by the emigrant who pitches upon a homestead in the shadows of the woods, and whose residence is a simple log cabin which he himself, although uninstructed in architectural mysteries, can fabricate."

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 aging throughout. No creases. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 7.25 inches; 26 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)