Visitors' Guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia: May 10th to November 10th, 1876

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1876 - Centennial Exhibition - 48 pages

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Page 18 - Museum, such articles and materials as illustrate the function and administrative faculty of the Government in time of peace and its resources as a war power, tending to demonstrate the nature of our institutions and their adaptation to the wants of the people...
Page 4 - An Act to provide for celebrating the One Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence, by holding an International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine, in the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six...
Page 28 - For the use of any such carriage or vehicle by the hour, with one or more passengers, with the privilege of going from place to place, and stopping as often as may be required, as follows: For the first hour, two dollars.
Page 4 - ... furtherance of an undertaking truly national in its character and so commendable in spirit, the Councils of the City of Philadelphia, the Board of Managers of the Franklin Institute, and the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have each appointed committees, who, clothed with authority to act from the bodies they represent, respectfully solicit Congress by its action to recognize the fact that the City of Philadelphia is, and of right should be, the place to hold, and that the year...
Page 5 - States, invitations to the governments of other nations to be represented and take part in said World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, to be held in some city of the United States to be hereafter selected as aforesaid.
Page 3 - United States to prepare for its celebration by such demonstrations and appropriate ceremonies as may become a nation so rapidly risen from struggling infancy to a position of power and prosperity as at once to command the respect of all Governments and the admiration of the world. In order, therefore, to stimulate a pilgrimage to the Mecca of American nationality, the home of American independence...
Page 38 - Over $10 and not exceeding $15 10 cents. Over $15 and not exceeding $30 15 cents. Over $30 and not exceeding $40 20 cents. Over $40 and not exceeding $50 25 cents.
Page 15 - ... at the height of 20 feet from the floor. The annex for hydraulic machines contains a tank 60 feet by 160 feet, depth of water of 10 feet.
Page 23 - ... 1875, the Italian citizens of Philadelphia defrayed the cost of the erection of a marble statue to the Genoese navigator, which was presented to the Centennial Commission in the succeeding year, and has since stood in Fairmount Park, opposite Horticultural Hall. It is of heroic size, a standing figure, the right hand resting on a globe, and the left holding a chart. An anchor and a rope are emblematic of the career of the great sailor. On the pedestal are bas-reliefs representing the landing...
Page 5 - That an exhibition of American and foreign arts, products and manufactures shall be held, under the auspices of the government of the United States, in the city of Philadelphia, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

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