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Centennial Exhibition. Philadelphia. MDCCLXXVI [1876]
Souvenir viewbook containing 12 prints connected by accordion folds and depicting Centennial Exhibition buildings. Titles include U.S. Government Building; Delaware Building; Connecticut Building; Indiana Building; Ohio Building; Pennsylvania Building; New Jersey Building; Arkansas Building; Colorado and Kansas Building; Spanish Building; English Commission Building; and Japanese Dwelling. Majority of the Centennial buildings were built after the designs of Herman Schwartzmann, Henry Pettit and Joseph M. Wilson. The Centennial Exhibition celebrated the centennial of the United States through an international exhibition of industry, agriculture, and art., Marbled brown paper binding, stamped with border design and containing gold seals replicating the Centennial medal on recto and verso. Seals illustrated with female allegorical figures representing the Genius of American Independence and Liberty. Seal on recto reads "In Commemoration of the Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence 1876." Seal on verso reads "These United Colonies are and of Right Ought to be Free and Independent States 1776.", Name of publisher from advertisement pasted on inside back cover. Advertising text reads: 12 copyright Photographs transferred on to stone by the New German Process rendering Photographs permanent. From Philip Frey & Co.'s Art Repository. Sole first hand Manufacturers and well-known original Makers of "Souvenirs" of the most frequented and interesting Countries and cities of the World in a variety of objects, such as Albums, Medallions, Fans, Baskets, Roses etc. containing illustrated Views in Photographic and Coloured Print., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box.