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The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, although the 2nd true world's fair held in the U.S.A., was the first large scale expo hosted within the nation that announced its coming of age to foreign nations. This would continue with the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, the San Francisco World's Fairs of 1915 & 1939, the New York World's Fairs of 1939-40 & 1964-5 through the smaller fairs of New Orleans 1984. Two buildings remain of the Centennial Exhibition, the magnificent Memorial Hall, the art gallery of the fair, and now housing the new location of the Please Touch Museum, which includes a model of the fair in the basement and tours about the event, and the Oregon Building, which houses a restaurant.
Photo above: Looking down the main avenue of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition with Memorial Hall in the left background. Published by James Cremer 1876.
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