The Centennial Exhibition of 1876
Related Links


  Philadelphia Public Ledger (1876)
Selected articles about the Centennial.

A Sennight of the Centennial (1876)
By William Dean Howells.  An often-cited essay about the Exhibition from the Atlantic Monthly of July 1876.

Catholic Total Abstinence Fountain
Photos taken during our trip on November 6, 1998.

The Illustrated History of the Centennial Exhibition (1876)
By James McCabe.  From The Making of America collection.  This book is also on reserve in the library.

Centennial Temperance Volume (1876)
A record of the International Temperance Conference held in Philadelphia, July 1876. From The Making of America Collection.

At the Exhibition.
A series of three essays from Appleton's Journal: A Magazine of General Literature.  In the Making of American Collection.  Part 1 Part 2  Part 3

The Making of America
A digital library of sources from the nineteenth century.  From the University of Michigan.

American Memory
Extensive digital archive from the Library of Congress -- photographs and prints, books and pamphlets.  Some Centennial material; also useful for additional context on Centennial topics.

Arden Press of Philadelphia
A collection of rare books about Philadelphia, transcribed for the Web.  Includes a city history published in 1880.

Fairmount Park (1872)
By Charles Keyser.  From The Making of America collection.

Centennial Lake (1997)
Present-day science students study the eco-system of Centennial Lake, a pond constructed in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition.


Library Collections

Falvey Library, Villanova University

Free Library of Philadelphia
Bibliography of extensive collection of Centennial materials.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Archives
Located at 3101 Market Street
This link describes Centennial documents at the City Archives (notice that it has moved -- none of the documents are at 401 N. Broad, despite what the listing indicates).

Also ...

Two libraries in nearby Delaware have excellent collections related to science and technology (Hagley) and the decorative arts (Winterthur).

Hagley Museum and Library

Winterthur Museum and Library