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This well executed bird’s eye view of the 1876 Centennial Fairgrounds, Fairmont Park, Philadelphia.  The inset in lower left a schematic of the fairgrounds identifying key buildings in words and also numerically with the aid of the index listing 51 locations.  The view is looking across the Schuykill River.  Key buildings identified include the Machinery Hall, Main Building, Agricultural Building, Observatory, etc.   There is a train in foreground pulling into the station.

1876 Toudy Bird's Eye View of Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

SKU: 2487d
  • Title

    Bird's Eye View, Centennial Buildings, 1876

  • Map Maker Specifics

    H Toudy, 1876, Philadelphia

  • Size

    17.3 x 23.3 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Good.  Nice original color.  Damp stains, mostly below the main image.  Few smaill soil stains.  Toning. Four splits (between 1.5 and 0.5 in.) in upper left.

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