USA President Grant PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION Antique Engraving
The Illustrated London News
Two engravings, on a full page individually.
The first is titled: Official Procession through the Exhibition Building - Showing 'Officials' (probably President Grant) walking through the building, with a stand for J. P. Coats and Britain and Ireland in the background
The second is titled: President Grant Starting the Machinery.
Info. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. About 10 million visitors attended, equivalent to about 20% of the population of the United States at the time. SleekburnC.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News; Published 198 Strand, 1876. The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842.
The is an original page from the date stated and not a later reproduction. It measures overall approximately 400 x 275 mm (16 x 10.75 "). Printed on both sides, there is unrelated text on the reverse. There is some age yellowing spotting - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube.
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