The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia



The Centennial Exhibition of Philadelphia in 1876 was the first World’s Fair to be held in the United States of America, organized to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. The largest building ever built at the time is home to the works of thirty-five countries, and several means of transport are set up for visitors to cover the huge exhibition.

France is noted for its bronze statues, but there are various decorative objects illustrated in the albums of the best works of the Exhibition: Parisian mirrors, ceramics of Limoges, Oriental ceramics, firescreens...

The name that distinguishes itself remains Bartholdi, who exhibits several bronze sculptures, but especially the hand of the Statue of Liberty, in which visitors can enter to admire the view from the guardrail of the torch.

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