Sunday, December 6, 2015

The 1876 Worlds Fair . . .

image of Centennial Exhibition of 1876 ticket
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia 
The TICKET PRICE then was 50 cents, or $22.22 in 2015 money.
     
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 entrance gates
There were 106 public entrance gates, and 17 wagon gates for supplies.
Click images twice for full size
      
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image Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Main Building
The main building (careful, you almost stepped in thatwas the
largest building in the world at the time. There were actually five
main buildings plus many pavilions.
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 orchestra
An orchestra gets down TO it . . .
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 indoor trees
A tree with sunshine THROUGH it . . .
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 pump exhibit
His vulgar joke on their first date BLEW it
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Great Corliss Engine
The Great Corliss Engine powered everything in the main building.
                
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 glass wares
"H.C. Fox & Sons druggists' and perfumers' glass wares" may sound
boring, but consider the huge glass and hardwood cabinet with
hundreds of different colored bottles and labels. Notice the
window-reflection of a masher staring at your bustle, and then
keep walking until you come to . . .
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876  model cathedral
A miniature gothic configuration, and behind him a model of a cathedral
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 chemist display
A chemist's display, with everything safely beyond the reach of a grabby public
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 hydraulic basin
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 furniture display
A furniture-maker's display
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 windmill
A full-scale windmill, inside the Agricultural Hall
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 view
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 horticultural hall
The Horticultural Hall
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Canada log house
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 zoo bear pits
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 pomological hall
The Pomological (fruit) Building. Those parasols were helpful,
as a serious heat-wave slowed attendance for a time (true).
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 monkey house
"We're touring the exhibits, but we came for the Monkey House."
      
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Centennial Exhibition of 1876 department of public comfort
Before we leave this Centennial Exhibition of 1876,
use the Department of Public Comfort.
        

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