Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Centennial Exhibition 1876

A quick search of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 archives turned up some interesting things.

You can view the entire collection here.

As mentioned in Marina Moskowitz's book Standards of Living the displays were ornate. However, I failed to realize how ornate.

This picture is from the Meriden Britannia Company. The display case is a work of art in itself. In all the State Fairs I have been to I have never seen anything so opulent.

You can see the picture and its accompanying descriptions here.

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