Centennial Exposition Philadelphia 1876

Centenary of American Independence and the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776

May 10, 1876 - November 10, 1876


* Official name: Centennial Exhibition. International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine
* Category: World's Fair
* Theme: Centennial of American Independence and the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776.
* Duration: 10 May to 10 November 1876 (180 days)
* Location: Fairmount Park, northwest of Philadelphia
* Area: 115 hectares, of which 28.9 are reserved for buildings
* Emblem: Independence Hall, with the table on which the Declaration of Independence was signed.
* Organisation: 93-member commission
* Chairman: General Joseph R. Hawley
* Director General: Alfred T. Goshorn
* Chief Financial Officer: John Welsh
* Chief Architect: Hermann Josef Schwarzmann
* Participating nations: 35, including 33 official participants
* Pavilions: 45, including 11 national pavilions, 24 US state and private pavilions, and seven government pavilions
* Exhibitors: 30,864, including 8,175 from the United States of America
* Visitors: ten million, of which eight million are paid admission tickets
* Entrance fee: 50 Cents, free admission for workers and staff working for the exhibition
* Exhibition costs: eight million dollars
* Income: 3.7 million dollars
* Deficit: about four million dollars
* Classification: 7 groups, 340 categories
* Jury: 233 members, including 115 Americans, appointed by the Exhibition Commission
* Prizes awarded: 13,104 diplomas, of which 5,302 were awarded to Americans and 1,621 to British exhibitors.