Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 146,913 pages of information and 232,835 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, was officially the first World's Fair in the United States and was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between May 10th to November 10th, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
It was officially the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine. It was held in Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill River. The fairgrounds were designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. About 10 million visitors attended, equivalent to about 20% of the population of the United States at the time.