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Centennial Exposition of 1876... Fairmount Park, Philadelphia...



Item # 677106

September 30, 1876

SUPPLEMENT TO HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 30, 1876 (see condition and S&H note below)

* Centennial Exposition
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* Hard to find in undamaged condition


This is a huge foldout print captioned: "The Centennial---Balloon View Of The Grounds" which gives a terrific overview of it and showing Philadelphia in the background.  Rarely do such large, foldout prints from Harper's Weekly survive intact, as they were typically removed for their displayability or damaged after many years of folding and unfolding when found in the volumes. This print is a terrific & very detailed overview of the grounds of the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, held in this city to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Not only does this print show in great detail each of the many buildings, but each is labeled, as all are the streets and avenues. In the distance is the skyline of the city of Philadelphia. Today this park is the site of the Philadelphia Zoo. So popular was this Exposition that over 10 million visitors attended, equal to 20% of the population of the entire country. The entire print measures about 22 1/2 by 30 1/2 inches, has multiple flaws, and although complete, was once in several loose panels which (prior to our obtaining it), were glued (permanently) onto a sheet of cardboard so as to keep the full print intact. See images for details. Although it is a flawed issue, it is still quite displayable. A great print for someone who wants this historic multi-panel wood-cut print at a bargain price.
Note: The issue is quite heavy and needs to be shipped flat. The S&H is $12 - and the item does not qualify for the free shipping threshold.
This item is not eligible for free shipping.

Category: Harper's Weekly