Selected Centennial Sources
at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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Manuscript Collections

119. Centennial Exposition (11 linear feet). Miscellaneous souvenirs, printed form letters, invitations, related to the Centennial Exposition.

1544. Centennial Exhibition Records 1876-1879 (12 linear feet). Includes the Documentary Record of the Centennial, a group of scrapbooks that primarily focuses on the United States Centennial Commission. (Consult the finding aid for this collection, located in the catalog room at the Historical Society.)

2035. Clubs and Association Records. Includes Women's Centennial Committee Minute Book, 1873-1874, dealing primarily with fund-raising. 1 vol.
 
 

Prints and Photographs

Numerous items in the collection. Consult the Prints and Photographs Catalog in the catalog room.
 
 

Books and Pamphlets

Brockett, L.P. The Silk Industry in America: A History Prepared for the Centennial Exposition. New York: Silk Association of America, 1876. 237 p., ill. (UPA/Ph HD9915 .B8 1876)

Bruce, Edward C. The Century, Its Fruits and Its Festival; Being a History and Description of the Centennial Exhibition, with a preliminary outline of modern progress. Phila: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1877. 252 p. ill. (UPA/Ph T825 .B1 B8 1877)

Burley, Sylvester W. American Enterprise, Burley's United States Centennial Gazeteer and Guide. Philadelphia: S.W. Burley, 1876. 892 p. (UPA/Ph E 158 .B96 1876)

Catalogue of the articles and objects exhibited by the U.S. Navy Department in the United States Government Building. ... Phila.: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876. 94 p. ill. (UPA/Ph T825 .F2 N3 1876 Folio)

Catalogue of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Collection ... Shanghai: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs. 1876. 52 p., map, plan. (UPA/Pam T825 .G1 C6 1876)

Centennial Exhibition. Victorian Section. Official record containing catalogues, official awards of the commissioners, reports and recommendations of the experts, and essays and statistics on the social and economic resources of the colony of Victoria. Melbourne (Vic.): McCarron, Bird & Co., Printers, 1875. 242 p. (UPA/Ph I825 .G1 A8 1875)

Curran, Ruth E. "The City of Sisterly Love: Women and the 1876 Centennial Exhibition." Thesis (PhD.) Bryn Mawr College, 1989. 88 p. (UPA/Ph HQ 1891 .U5 C8 1989)

The Empire of Brazil at the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in Phila. Rio de Janeiro: Typographia e lithographia do Imperial Instituto Artistico, 1876. 494 p, 7 leaves of folded plates, 3 col. maps. (UPA/Ph F 2513 .B833 1876)

Ferris, George T. Gems of the Centennial Exhibition; consisting of illustrated descriptions of objects of an artistic character, in the exhibits of the United States, Great Britain, France, Span, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Japan, China, Egypt, Turkey, India, etc. ... New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1877. 164 p. ill. (UPA/Ph T825 .B1 F4 1877 Folio)

Fletcher, Robert Shenk. The Centennial Exhibition of 1876: What We Saw and How We Saw It. Phila.: S.T. Souder & Co., 1876. (UPA/Ph N 4825 .F57 1876)

Gores, Stan. 1876 Centennial Collectibles and Price Guide. Fond du Lac, Wis: Haber Print Co., 1974. 163 p. illus. (Ref NK 1125 .G643 1974)

Great Britain Executive Commission, Philadelphia Exhibition 1876. Reports on the Philadelphia International Exhibition of 1876. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 2 p. (UPA/Ph T825 .E1 G7 1877 Append. Folio.)

International Exhibition, 1876, Phila., Portugal: Catalogues - Agriculture and Colonies. Phila: Clark & Thaleg, Printers, 1876. 634 p., map. (UPA/Ph S469 .P8 A5 1876)

Journal of the Exposition Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct 18, 1873) - Vol. 1, No. 23 (March 21, 1874). Phila: Dodge, Strine & Co., 1873-1874. 1 Vol (368 pages): ill., plans, ports. Periodical - weekly. (UPA/Ph T825 .L1 J68 Folio)

Keyser, Charles S. Fairmount Park and the International Exhibition of Phila. Phila: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1875. 158 p., 4 leaves of plates. (UPA / Ph F 158.65 .F2 K49 1875)

Magee's illustrated guide of Philadelphia and the Centennial Exhibition. Phila: Richard Magee & Son, 1876. 192 p. ill., maps, plan. (UPA/Ph F158.18 .M34 1876c)

Norton, Charles B. The United States Centennial Exhibition of 1876 and the International Exhibitions of Europe. Phila.: Coe, Wetherill & Co., 1873. 38 p. ill.

Official Catalog of the British Section. London: G.E. Eyre & W. Spottiswoode, 1876. (UPA/Ph T825 .G1 G7 1876)

Report of the New Jersey Commissioners on the Centennial Exhibition. Trenton, N.J.: Naar, Day & Naar, 1877. 423 p. (UPA/Ph T825.F3 N5 1877)

Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Centennial Guard, International Exhibition, 1776-1876. Phila: press of Helfenstein, Lewis and Greene, 1876. 47 p. (UPA/Ph T825 .D15 R85 1876)

Sandhurst, Phillip. The Great Centennial Exhibition / critically described and illustrated by Phillip T. Sandhurst and others. Phila: P.W. Ziegler & Co. 1876. 544 p. 1 leaf of plates, ill. (UPA/Ph T825 .B1 S36 1876)

Siamese Exhibits to the International Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Exhibits of articles generally used in Siam, and of samples of trade of Siamese origin. 34 p. ill. Phila: press of J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876. (UPA/Ph T825 .G1 T5 1876)

Souvenir of the Centennial Exhibition, or, Connecticut's Representation at Phladelphia, 1876 ... Hartford, Conn.: Geo. D. Curtis, 1877. 12 p., 1 leaf of plates. (Rare UPA/hh T825 .F3 C8 1877)

Special Catalogue of the Netherland Section. Amsterdam: C.G. Van der Post, 1876. 197 p. (UPA/Ph T825 .G1 N48 1876)

Trumbull, Rebecca. Memorial Hall: A History / prepared for the Fairmount Park Council. 154 p. ill., map, plans. 1986. (UPA/Ph F1588 .M46 T78 1986)

West Virginia Board of Centennial Managers. Catalog of the West Virginia State Exhibit at the International Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876. Phla: printed for the West Va. Commission, 1876. 38 p. (UWV/Pam T825 .F3 W4 1876)

U.S. Centennial Commission. Grounds and Buildings of the Centennial Exhibition, Phila., 1876. Phila: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1878. 155 p., ill., maps, plans.

U.S. Centennial Commission. International Exhibition. Fairmount Park, Phila., 1876: acts of Congress, rules and regulations, description of the buildings. Phila: U.S. Centennial Commission, 1875. 52 p. 8 leaves of plates, ill. Col. map, plans.

Where to go and What to Pay: A handbook to Fairmount Park, City of Phila., and the Centennial Exhibition. Phila.: Wm. Butt & Co., 1876. 13 p., ill., 2 maps. (UPA / Pam F158.18 W485 1876)