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1876 Wood Engraving Centennial Exposition Philadelphia Worlds Fair Main Building

1876 Wood Engraving Centennial Exposition Philadelphia Worlds Fair Main Building

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"Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia"

This is an original 1876 black and white in-text wood engraving showing the interior of the Main Building at the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 which took place from May 10 - November 10, 1876 in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. The image shows the various national pavilions and exhibits being constructed.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Original mailing center crease. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14 x 10 inches; 36 x 25 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)

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.