Free Library of Philadelphia - Centennial Bibliography

The list below was transcribed from a bibliography prepared by the Library in 1976.  To confirm current locations of materials, check the on-line catalog of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

In addition to this bibliography, the Free Library offers "Books of the Fairs," 20 reels of microfilmed publications about the Centennial Exhibition.  The material includes official government reports, exhibition management publications, etc.  The microfilm is located in the Central Business Center (call number Microfilm 607.34 B644o, reels 45-64.

 
A Checklist of Materials
on the
1876 Centennial International Exposition
in
THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA

INTRODUCTION

    This checklist contains Free Library holdings of books, photographs, prints, newspapers, sheet music, and musical scores published during or concerned with the 1876 Centennial International Exposition held in Philadelphia May 10 to November 10, 1876.  Since the listed materials are dispersed throughout the many subject departments in the Central Building, this list is arranged by department.  Each item is listed under the department where it will be found.  Free Library call numbers have been included. ...
    For readers seeking the official documents of the Centennial, the Philadelphia City Archives of the Department of Records should be consulted.  Their collection contains the official publications of the United States Centennial Commission and the Centennial Board of Finance including journals of proceedings, reports, catalogues, guide books and histories.  Much is in manuscript form, minutes, correspondence, reports, and financial records; architectural papers, specifications, costs and awards; housekeeping and employee records.

ART DEPARTMENT
 
Smith, Walter 
Examples of household taste: the industrial art of the international exhibition. N.Y., P. Worthington, 1875.  521 p. illus.
749 
Sm68e
 

BUSINESS, SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT
 
Barker, Moore & Mein 
Purchasing and centennial guide book.  Phila., J.W. Frazier, 1875.  168 p. illus. 
 
606 
P53b
Belgium-Commission de l'exposition international de Philadelphia 
Catalogue des products industriels et des oeuvres d'art.  Bruxelles, Parent, 1876.  115 + 299 pp. illus. 
 
A606 
P5326
Brazil, Commissao Exposicado Universal Philadelphia, 1876. 
Empire of Brazil at the universal exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia.  Rio de Janeiro, Imperial Institute Artistico, 1876.  494 p. 
 
A606 
P5328
Bruce, E.C. 
Century; its fruits and its festival being a history and description of the Centennial exposition, Phila., Lippincott, 1877.  252 p.  illus.
A606 
P5314 
and 
606 
P5314
Burley, Sylvester W. 
American enterprise.  Burley's United States Centennial gazetteer and guide 1876.  Phila., S.W. Burley, 1876.
A606 
P53114 
and 
606 
P53114
Centennial Exhibition 
Pamphlets. 
 
606 
P5331
Cohen, D.S. & Sommer, H.B. 
Our show: A humorous account of the International Exposition in honor of the Centennial Anniversary of American Independence ... by Daisy Shortcut and Arry O'Pagus ... illus. by A.B. Frost.  Phila., Claxton, 1876.  82 p. incl.  c1875. 
 
A606 
253111
Dale, John T. 
What Ben Beverly saw at the great exposition ... a souvenir of the Centennial.  Chicago, Centennial Pub. Co. (1876).  202 p. illus.
606 
P53d 
and 
A606 
P5316 
 
Descriptive guide to the buildings on the line of the West End Passenger Railway Co. Centennial Exhibition grounds, by a Britisher.  Part 1.  D. Edwards (1876) 23 p. 
 
606 
P53de 
 
Fagersta Steel Work 
Bessemer steel, exhibited at the International Exhibition in Philadelphia, 1876.  Phila., Lippincott, 1876. i p. 
 
A606 
P5318
France Ministere des Traveaux Publics. 
Universal exhibition at Philadelphia, 1876.  Notices on the models, charts and drawings relating to the works of the "Ponts et Chausses" and the miner. 
 
A606 
P5313 
 
Gems of the Centennial Exhibition ... description of objects of an artistic character ... N.Y., Appleton, 1877.  164 p. illus. 
 
A606 
P5333 
 
Great Britain.  Executive Commission Philadelphia Exhibition, 1876. 
Reports on the Philadelphia International Exhibition of 1876.  London, Eyre, 1877-78.  3 v. pl. maps.
A606 
P5312 
 
 
Great Britain.  Executive Commission Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876. 
Reports on the Philadelphia International Exhibition of 1876: plans, appendix: ... London, Eyre, 1877.
A606 
P53157 
 
 
Great Britain.  Executive Commission Philadelphia Exhibition, 1876. 
Philadelphia International Exhibition, 1876: Official Catalogue of the British Section, London, Eyre, 1876. 2v. in 1, pl. map.
A606 
P53121 
 
 
Ingram, J.S. 
Centennial Exhibition described and illustrated.  Phila., Hubbard, c1876.  700 p. illus. map. 
 
A606 
P5319 
 
Japan. Imperial Japanese Commission on the International Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1876. 
Official Catalogue of the Japanese Section and descriptive note on the industry and agriculture of Japan.  Phila., 1876, 130 p. map, plans. 
 
A606 
J27 
 
McCabe, James Dabney 
The illustrated history of the Centennial Exhibition held in commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence.  Phila., National Publishing Co. (1876) 918 p. illus. (incl. ports) plates (part fold). 
 
A606 
P53156 
 
Massachusetts artists' centennial album: Boston, Osgood, c1876.  xiv p. 20 1. illus. facsimile. A606 
M38 
 
National Association of Wool Manufactures 
The awards and claims at the International Exhibition, 1876.  Boston, National Association of Wool Manufacturers, 1877.  631 p. 1 v. 
 
A606 
P53148 
 
Nobile, A. 
Vade mecum or guide for the visitors to the Exposition at Philadelphia, on occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of its independence.  Phila., Collins, 1876. 96 p. illus. 
 
A606 
P53153
Norton, Charles Benjamin, 1825-1891 
Treasures of art, industry and manufacture represented in the American Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1876.  Buffalo, N.Y., Cosack & Co., Phila., S.T. Souder and Co. c. 1877. 210 p. 50 pl.
A606 
P53171 
and 
A606 
P5317
Norton, F.H. 
Illustrated historical register of the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876 and of the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878... N.Y., American News Co. 1879.  396 p. illus. 
 
A606 
P53272
Norton, F.H. ed. 
Frank Leslie's illustrated Historical Register of the Centennial Exhibition 1876.  New York, Frank Leslie's Publishing House, 1877. 324 p. illus. Index. 
 
606 
P5327 
and 
A606 
P5327
Pennsylvania Centennial Mangers, Board of 
Pennsylvania and the Centennial Exhibition, 1878. 2 v. pl. map.
A606 
P5311 
 
Pennsylvania. Department of Public Instruction 
Catalogue of the educational exhibit of the state of Pennsylvania.  Lancaster, Pa. from the press of the Inquirer 
P & P Company 1876. 88 p. pl. 
 
A606 
P53147
Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
The Centennial Exhibition and the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1776-1876.  Rand McNally (1876) 51 p. illus. 
 
606 
P53p 
 
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876 
Frank Leslie's illustrated historical register of the Centennial Exposition, 1876.  (German ed.) n.p. n.d. 192 p. illus. 
 
606 
P53L 
G
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876 
Handbook to the Centennial grounds and Fairmount Park. Phila., Patter, 1876.  32 p. illus. 
 
A606 
P5335
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876.  Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition.  Phila., Gebbie, 1876-78. 3 vols. illus. pl. contents: 
v. 1 Fine arts, by Edward Strahan 
v. 2 Industrial art, by Walter Smith 
v. 3 History, mechanics, science, by J.M. Wilson 
 
A606 
P5329
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876 
Scrap book Centennial Exhibition, 1876. n.p. n.d. 2 vols. 
 
A606 
P53293
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876. 
Visitors guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia, May 10th to November 19th, 1876.  Phila, Lippincott.  c1876. 48 p. illus.
606 
P53cv 
and 
A606 
P5334 
and 
A606 
P53cv
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876. 
What is the Centennial?  And how to see it.  Phila., Dando, 1876.  124 p. illus. maps, diagrs. port. 
 
606 
P53w
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876. Women's Centennial Committee. 
The New Century for Women, no. 1-27.  May 13th November 11th.  Philadelphia Women's Centennial Committee, 1876.  212 p. 
 
606 
N42
Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876. Women's Executive Committee. 
Catalogue of charities conducted by women.  Phila., Collins, 1876.  105 p. 
 
A606 
P53142 
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Memorial Hall 
Model of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876.  memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.  N.p. 1901.  11 p. pl. 
 
A606 
P53155
Sandhurst, P.T. 
The great Centennial Exhibition critically described and illustrated.  Phila., Ziegler, 1876.  544 p. illus plate. 
 
A606 
P5339
Shinn, Earl 
The art galley of the exhibition, a selection from the paintings and sculpture ... Phila., Gebbie, 1877, c. 1875.  112 p. illus. por. pl. 
 
A606 
P53115
Siam 
Exhibits of articles used in Siam and the samples of trade of Siamese origin...Phila., Lippincott, 1876.  34 p. 
 
A606 
P5324
Sidenbladh, Elis 
Swedish Catalogue; Statistics; International Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876.  Phila., Hallowell.  1876. 231 p. map. 
 
A606 
P5325
Sidenbladh, Elis 
Swedish Catalogue; International Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876.  Phila., Hallowell.  1876. 2 pts. in 1 vol. maps. 
 
A606 
F53251
Trout, S.E. 
The story of the Centennial of 1876; Golden Anniversary.  Lancaster, Pa. 1929.  259 p. illus, per pl., facsimile. 
 
A606 
P53113
Uncle John's Centennial Story.  Phila., Campbell Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. 1876.  31 p. illus, map, diagrs. 
 
A606 
P53117
United States Centennial Board of Finance 
Celebration of the ninety-ninth anniversary of American Independence in Fairmount Park, Phila. July 5th, 1875.  Phila., King & Baird, 1875.  130 p. illus. 
 
A606 
P5338
United States Centennial Commission 
Ceremony of the distribution of awards to exhibitors in the International Exhibition, 1876, Judges Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1876.  Phila., 1876. 8 p. 
 
A606 
P53372
United States Centennial Commission 
Grouping for the judges' work. 1876. 45 p. 
 
A606 
P53119
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition 1876.  Appendix to the reports of the United States Centennial Commission and Centennial Board of Finance.  Phila., Lippincott 1879.  274 p. 
 
A606 
P5322
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876.  Official Catalog. 2d & rev. ed. Phila., Nagle, 1876.  4 vol. in 2, fronts, illus. 
 
A606 
P53
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876, grounds and buildings of the Centennial Exhibition, Phila., 1876, edited by Dorsey Gardner.  Phila., Lippincott, 1878.  155 p. illus. maps. 
 
A606 
P5336 
and 
606 
P5336
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876, official catalogue... Phila., Nagle, 1876.  4 vols. in 1, pl. 
 
A606 
P53112
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876, official catalogue ... rev. ed. Phila., Nagle, 1876.  4 vols. in 1, fronts, illus. 
 
A606 
P53116
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876, Phila. Art Department applications for space n.p. n.d. 2 vols. manuscript. 
 
A606 
P53149
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876 report of the director general including the reports of the Bureaus of Administration.  Phila., Lippincott, 1879. 2 vols. illus. pl. maps. 
 
A606 
P5321
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876: Reports and awards; groups 1-36 edited by Francis A. Walher, Phila., Lippincott, 1878.  6 vols. illus. 
 
A606 
P53371
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, 1876.  Reports of the president, secretary and executive committee, together with the journal of the final session of the commission.  Phila., Lippincott, 1879.  165 p. 
 
A606 
P5323
United States Centennial Commission 
International Exhibition, Fairmount Park, Phila., 1876.  Phila., 1875.  52 p. pl. 
 
A606 
P5331 
and 
606 
P5331
United States Centennial Commission 
Officers and members of the United States Centennial Commission 1872, also standing committees.  Phila., Office of the Commission, n.c. 49 p. 
 
A606 
P53374
United States Centennial Commission 
Officers, members, and standing committees. Phila., Markley, 1872. 
 
A606 
P53143
United States Centennial Commission 
Special Catalogue of stated displays of live stock. 
Part I Horses (Sept. 1st to 14th), Part II Dogs (Sept. 4th to 8th) Phila., Nagle 1876. 79 p. 
 
A606 
P53145
United States Centennial Commission 
Special Catalogue of stated displays of live stock. 
Part I Sheep and Goats.  Part II Swine (October 10th to 18th).  Phila., Nagle, 1876. 
 
A606 
P53144
United States Centennial Commission 
Special Catalogue of the display of poultry, October 27, to November 6, 1876.  Phila., SHarman, 1876.  39 p. 
 
A606 
P53146
United States Centennial Commission.  Committee on Classification. 
System of classification.  Phila., 1875.  37 p. 
 
A606 
P53141
United States Centennial Commission.  Committee on plans and architecture. 
Photographs of plans for Centennial Exhibition buildings n.p. n.d. 3 vols., pl., diagr.
A606 
P53373 
 
Walker, F.A. 
Worlds Fair, Phila; 1876: a critical account.  N.Y., Barnes.  1877.  68 p. 
 
A606 
P533
Westcott, Thompson 
Centennial portfolio; a souvenir of the International Exhibition at Philadelphia.  Phila.; Hunter. 1876.  52 p. pl. 
 
A606 
P5315 
and 
A606 
P53151
 

EDUCATION, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION DEPARTMENT
 
 
Presbyterian Board of Publication. 
Centennial historical discourses delivered in the city of Philadelphia, June, 1876, by appointment of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Phila., Presbyterian Board of Publication (1876)  300 p. 
 
A285.1 
P92
 

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT
 
 
Canada, Geological Survey 
Descriptive catalogue of a collection of economic minerals of Canada, and notes on a stratagraphical collection of rocks.  Montreal, Lovel Printing & Publishing Co. 1876.  152 p. illus. 
 
CO 
C16-774 
 
International Conference on Education, Philadelphia, 1876. 
The International Conference on Education held at Philadelphia, July 17 and 18, in connection with the International Exhibition of 1876, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, 1877. 
 
Int. 
224
New Jersey.  State Centennial Board. 
Report of the New Jersey Commissioners on the Centennial Exhibition, Trenton; Naar Day and Naar, 1877.  432 p. 
 
States 
N46-1736b
New South Wales.  Commission to the International Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876.  New South Wales, its progress and resources.  Sidney, Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1876.  31 p. 
 
FOR 
N47-3
Ohio. Board of Centennial Managers, 1876. 
Final report of the Ohio State Board of Centennial Managers to the General Assembly of the State of Ohio 1877.  167 p. Columbus, Nevino & Myers 1877. 
 
States 
OH3-207
Philadelphia Commission to Vienna 1873. 
... Report of the Philadelphia Commission to Vienna to the Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia.  1874 Phila., E.C. Markley & Son, Printers, 32 p. 
 
Cities 
P53-398t
U.S. Centennial Commission. 
Reports, 11 vols. 1880-84 Wash. GPO. 
 
Misc. 
860
U.S. Centennial Commission. 
Journal of the proceedings of the United States Centennial Commission at Philadelphia 1872.  Phila., E.C. Markley & Son. 82 p. 
 
Misc. 
4017
U.S. Centennial Commission. 
Report, 42nd Cong., 3d session.  1873. 
 
Cong. Doc. 
1572 
99
U.S. Centennial Commission. Executive Committee. 
Minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee ... Phila. 1872.  11 p. 
 
Misc. 
2273
U.S. Navy Department 
Catalogue of the articles and objects exhibited by the United States Navy Department in the United States government Building, Fairmount Park, Phila., Pa. 1876. 94 p. 
 
Navy 
78
 

LITERATURE DEPARTMENT
 
 
Centennial Fun.  Phila. n.d. 64 p. illus. 
 
A817 
C33
Centennial Historical Calendar.  1876.  Phila., Thos W. Price Co., 1875.  illus. 
 
817.481 
C3332h
Mills, Charles Karsner. 
The Schuylkill; a centennial poem by M.K.C. Phil. Haddock, 1876. 48 p. pl. D. 
 
811 
M62 
and 
A811 
M62
Taylor, Bayard. 
Centennial Ode: the Memorial Freedom poem.  Chicago, Belford, Clarke & Co., 1889 (c1876). 74 p. illus. 
 
811 
T211
 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT
 
 
Buck, Dudley 
The Centennial Meditation of Columbia.  A cantata for the inaugural ceremonies at Philadelphia, May 10, 1876.  Poem by Sidney Lanier, of Georgia.  Music by Dudley Buck of Connecticut.  New York G. Schirmer, c1876.  38 p. 
 
M7828 
B851
Le Sears, M. 
The Preliminary issue of the american Centennial.  A collection of new and original instrumental and vocal music.  New York, Moore, 1873.  89 p. 
 
M780.8 
L56
Moore, Mrs. Julia A. 
The Sentimental song book.  Grand Rapids, Mich., Loomis, 1876.  66 2 p. Port. 
 
M784.4 
M784
The preliminary issue of the American Centennial; A collection of new and original instrumental and vocal music, adapted for the piano and organ.  new York, Moore, Shissler & Co., c1873.  89 p. 
 
Centennial collection of national songs of all the principal countries.  Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co., c1876.  68 p. 
 
Sheet Music and Scores
 
Agricultural Grand March. 
By E. Mack. Phila. c1875. 5 p. illus.  Lith. cover by T. Sinclair & Son.  Caption title. 
 
The American Exposition Waltz. 
By Strauss.  new York.  Dodworth & Co., c 1876. 11 p. 
 
Bring out the Flag, Boys. 
Song and chorus.  Words and music by John Ford. Phila., F.A. North & Co., c1876. 5 p. illus. 
 
Centennial Fountain. Grand March. 
By E. Mack. Phila., Lee & Walker, c1877.  5 p. illus. 
 
Centennial Grand March. 
By Harvey C. Pratt. Cleveland, S. Brainard's Sons. c1876. u.p. 
 
Centennial Hymn 
Words by John G. Whittier.  Music by John K. Paine. Phila., J.E. Ditson & Co., c1876 
 
Centennial Legion March. 
By J.S. Knight. n.p., G.D. Russell & Co., c1876. 6 p. 
 
Centennial March. 
By Henry B. hart. Op. 51.  New York, G. Shirmer, c1873. 5 p. 
 
Centennial March. 
By H. Maylath. New York, J.L. Peters, c1875. 5 p. 
 
Centennial National Song. 
Words by M.I. W.  Music by H. Weber Nashville, Jesse French, c1875. 6 p. illus. 
 
Centennial Ode. (broadside) 
By Julia M. Swift. n.p., n.d. 
 
Centennial Ode. Song & Chorus. 
Words by Samuel C. Upham.  Music by Adam Geibel. Phila. Wm. H. Boner & Co., c1875. 5 p. illus 
 
Centennial Promenade March. 
By P. deRoode.  Phila., W.H. Boner & Co., c1876. 5 p. 
 
Centennial Song. 
Composed by Julia M. Swift. Phila., A.H. Rosewig. c1876 3 p. 
 
Centennial Song.  To the Heroes of '76. (broadside) 
By Julia M. Swift. n.p., n.d. 
 
Centennial Song.  The Old Thirteen. 
(Unattributed.) New York. D. Sloan Holden, c1876. 4 p. c. illus. 
 
Centennial Waltzes. 
Composed and arranged by J. Jay Watson, New York, J.L. Peters, c1875. 94 p. illus. 
 
Columbia's Centennial Greeting. A cantata. 
Poem by Samuel C. Upham. Music omitted. Phila. S.C. Upham, c1876. 4 p. col. illus. 
 
Columbia's Grand March. 1776-1876. 
By Julius E. Miller, Op. 181.  Baltimore, George Willig & Co. c1876. 7 p. 
 
Exposition March for the Piano. 
By H.G. Andres, New York, J.L. Peters, c1876. 9 p. 
 
The Exposition Medal Grand March. 
By Adam Geibel. Op. 30, Phila., J.M. Armstrong, c1876.  5 p. illus. 
 
The Flag That's Waved a Hundred Years.  Grand March. 
By E. Mack.  Boston, John F. Perry, c1876. 5 p. 
 
Good-bye, Uncle Caleb.  A Centennial Song. 
Words and music by Walter Kittredge. Phila., F.A. North & Co., c1876. 5 p. illus. 
 
Grand Centennial Waltzes 
By J. Jay Watson.  New York, J.L. Peters, c1875. 9 p. illus. 
 
Grand Festival March. 
FOr the opening of the Centennial, commemorative of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.  Composed and dedicated to the Women's Centennial Committees, by Richard Wagner.  Arranged for the piano by Theodore Thomas.  Cincinnati, John Church & Co., c1876. 19 p. 
 
Grand International Medley (potpourri internationale) 
For piano, by C. F. Blandner.  Phila., Louis Meyer c1876.  16 p. col. illus. 
 
The Great Centennial. 
A new view of the matter.  (Song) by Howard Paul.  Phila., Lee & Walker, c1875.  5 p. 
 
Hand in Hand. 
By Karl Reden. n.p., n.d. 1 p. 
 
A Hundred Years Ago Today.  Solo and Chorus. 
Words by R.H. Chittenden.  Music by Theodore Moelling.  New York, Wm. A. Pond & Co., c. 1876. 7 p. 
 
Horticultural Grand March. 
By E. Mack.  Phila., Lee & Walker, c1875.  5 p. illus. 
 
Marseillaisse Hymn. 
Arranged by E. Mack. Phila., W.H. Boner & Co., c1876. 7 p. col. illus. 
 
Memorial March. 
By E. Mack.  Phila., J.E. Ditson & Co., c1876.  6 p. illus. 
 
The Nation's' Grand Centennial march. 
By Prof. Henry Schroeder.  New York, Chas. A. Atkinson & Co., c1876.  7 p. illus. 
 
Oh, Be Patriotic.  Song & Chorus. 
Words & Music by Miss Arabella M. Root. New York, A.M. Root, c 176, 1877.  5 p. 
 
Song of "1876." 
Words by M.H. McGlynn. Music by John M. Loretz, Jr. Phila., J.E. Ditson & Co., c1876. 5 p. 
 
Souvenir de Phila., Grand Caprice Centennial. 
Composed by Henry Herz Andrews.  New York, Thomas J. Hall, c1876.  7 p. 
 
The Star-Spangled Banner.  Variations. 
By C.F. Blandner.  Phila, Louis Meyer, c1876.  7 p. col. illus. 
 
The Triumph of a Nation's Age. Song and Chorus. 
Words by W.J. McGuire.  Music by E. Mack, Phila., G. Andre & Co., c1876. 5 p. illus.
 

NEWSPAPER DEPARTMENT

There are thirteen Philadelphia newspapers listed below for the year 1876.  They are available in the Newspaper Department.  There is also a file of special centennial editions of newspapers from around the country, a gift of Dr. Warren P. Laird.  A unique item is the bound centennial edition of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
 

Catholic Standard and Times Philadelphia Inquirer
Evening Bulletin Philadelphia Times
Evening Telegraph Press
Germantown Telegraph Public Ledger
Manayunk Sentinel Public Record
North American Sunday Dispatch
Philadelphia Commercial List & Price Current
 

PRINT AND PICTURE DEPARTMENT

The Print and Picture Department has 1,000 original photographs of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876.  These rare photographs were made by the official photographers of the exposition and include exterior and interior views as well as views of individual exhibits and details thereof.  Of unusual quality for photos of the period, they form a unique record of one of the most significant events in American social history.

There is also an equal number of prints, tradesmen's and souvenir cards, ribbons and other memorabilia in the collection.  The prints include "bird's-eye"views of the Centennial grounds, as well as color lithographs of individual buildings.  The tradesmen's and souvenir cards are small advertising cards handed out by exhibiting companies from their stalls; ribbons are woven or embroidered bookmarks bearing portraits of famous Americans and in some cases pictures of buildings such as Memorial Hall.  Also among these memorabilia is a bronze medal awarded for service.
 

RARE BOOK DEPARTMENT
 
 
Carleton, Will. 
Young Folks' Centennial Rhymes.  New York, Harper & Bros., 1876.  123 p. illus. 
 
CB 1876 
C28ly
The Centennial Frog, and other stories. 
Phila., Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1877.  45 p. illus. 
 
CB 1877 
C397F
Hopkins, James H. 
Centennial Celebration of American Independence.  8 p. 
 
LC 23 
148
McKeever, Harriet B. 
Young America at the Centennial.  Phila., Porter & Coates, 1876.  58 p. illus. 
 
CB 1876 
McKeever
Manuscript report (with two illustrated broadsides) of the Director General of the United States Centennial Commission to President Grant, dated 1874. 
 
Something for children; or Uncle John's story of his first visit to the Centennial. 
Phila., Campbell Printing Press, 1876. 
 
CB1876 
S696f
 

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY DEPARTMENT
 
 
Brotherhead, W. 
Centennial Book of the signers.  Phila., J.N. Stoddard & Co., 1872.  295 p. illus. 
 
A091 
B791
Brown, Dee 
Year of the Century, 1876.  Scribner, 1966.  372 p. illus. 
 
917.3 
B812y
The Centennial City: Philadelphia. 
New York, Chas. A. Coffin, 1876.  72 p. illus. fold. map. 
 
917.481 
C332c
Centennial Guide. 
Phila., Vickers & Lafferty, 1876. 72 p. illus. fold. map. 
 
917.481 
C332g
Centennial Historical Calendar, 1876. 
Phila., Thomas W. Price Co. (1875).  Unpaged, illus. 
 
917.481 
C3332h
Centennial offering of the book of the signers and continental curiosities, containing facsimile letters of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  Philadelphia, National Life Insurance Co. of the U.S., 1875.  114 p. illus. 
 
A091 
C33
Centennial visitors hotel and boarding-house guide. 
Phila., Sydney Smirke & Vo., 1876.  64 p. illus. 
 
917.481 
C333v
Complete guide to the Centennial Exposition, Fairmount Park and the city of Philadelphia. 
Phila., Wm. Butt & Co., 1876.  64 p. illus. 
 
917.481 
C738g
Forney, John W. 
A Centennial Commissioner in Europe, 1874-1876. Phila., J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876.  411 p. Index. 
 
A914 
F76
Godoy, Joaquin Floriano de 
Province de S. Paulo Trabalho estatistico Historica e noticioso.  Destinado a exposica industrial de Philadelphia (Estados-Unides) offerecide A.S. M.  Imperial o Sr. D. Pedro II Rio de Janerio.  1875.  147 p. IL. fold. map.  fold. tab. 
 
918.1 
O54
Hatfield, Martin & White, architects. 
A Plan for the adaptation of Memorial Hall, prepared for the Fairmount Park Commission.  Phila., 1958.  42 p. Illus. 
 
917.481 
H284p
Illustrated guide to Fairmount Park and the Centennial Exhibition grounds and buildings. 
Phila., J.B. Lippincott & Col, 1876.  36 p. illus. 
 
917.481 
I158f
Important events of the century containing historical and important events during the last hundred years. 
New York, U.S. Central Publishing Co., 1876.  360 p.  illus. 
 
R973 
Im7
Keyser, Charles S. 
Fairmount Park and the International Exhibition at Philadelphia.  Phila., Claxton and Haffelfinger, 1876.  173 p. illus. 
 
917.481 
K523f3
Lindehn, H.A.W. 
Illustrated Hand-Bok till Philadelphia och dess Omgifningar, Sarskildt for dem som Besoka Verlusutstallpingen 1876.  Jemte vagledning till Washington, New York, Boston, Niagara, Chicago, med flora platser.  New York, Chas P. Thore & Co., 1876.  159 p. Illus. 
 
917.481 
L6411
Maass, John. 
The Glorious Enterprise: the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 and A.J. Schwarzman, architect in chief.  Watkins Glen, N.Y., American Life Foundation, 1973.  156 p. illus. 
 
917.3 
M112g
McCabe, James D. Jr. 
A Centennial View of Our Country and Its Resources... Phila., Hubbard Bros., 1876.  1226 p. illus. 
 
R917.3 M121
Magee's Illustrated Guide of Philadelphia. 1876. 
172 p. illus. fold. maps. 
 
917.481 
M2712i
Payne, Brigham 
The Story of Bacchus, and Centennial Souvenir.  Hartford, Conn., A.E. Brooks, 1876.  111 p. illus. 
 
A974.64 
P29
Philadelphia and its Environs, illustrated.  Centennial Edition. 
Phila., J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876.  120 p. illus. 
 
917.481 
P54a
Steinwahr, A. von 
The Centennial Gazetteer of the U.S., Phila., J.C. McCurdy & Co., 1876.  1016 p. 
 
917.3 
St37c
Stoddard, Richard Henry, ed. 
A Century After: Picturesque glimpses of Philadelphia & Pennsylvania ... Phila., Allen, Lane & Scott and J.W. Lauderbach, 1876. 
 
917.481 
St64c
The stranger's illustrated pocket guide to Philadelphia ... 
Phila., J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876. 126 p. Index.  Illus. fold. maps. 
 
917.481 
St81i
Westcott, Thompson 
Guide to Philadelphia and vicinity ... for use of those visiting the International Exhibition.  Phila., Kelley c1875. 425 p. pl. 
 
917.481 
W522g
Works Progress Administration. 
A checklist of the Kellogg Collection of "Patent inside" newspapers of 1876.  Chicago, W.P.A. Historical records survey, 1939. 
 
C015.773 
C43