The Centennial Exhibition of 1876
|Imagine a place where you can encounter wonderful yet mysterious new objects.
Imagine a place where you can view beautiful Japanese art work, then turn the corner and
come face to face with an Egyptian God or Goddess. Imagine a place where you can watch one
single machine give power to an entire building and all that is displayed within the
building and the surrounding area. If you lived in the year 1876, you would not have to
imagine such a place because this place actually existed. The place was Fairmount Park,
the location of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. The Centennial Exhibition was an
extraordinary fair that brought many of the countries of the world together with America
in hopes of displaying the unique elements and artifacts that made up each country. It was
a world's fair that combined the opportunities of education as well as commercial venture
for all who participated and attended.
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