Centennial Art Gallery. Philadelphia, 1876

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Fair:Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Artist/Architect:Schwarzmann, Hermann Joseph, 1846-1891
Description:Handkerchiefs: color, 1 image
Caption:This scarf depicts the Art Gallery at the Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876. The Art Gallery, a domed neoclassical building, was designed by Hermann J. Schwarzmann. Built of granite, glass, and iron, the Art Gallery measured 365 feet long, 210 feet wide, and 59 feet high. Though smaller than all of the other major buildings except Horticultural Hall, the Art Gallery cost $1,500,000 to build. The state of Pennsylvania and city of Philadelphia funded the construction of the Art Gallery, also known as Memorial Hall and intended as a permanent structure to commemorate the exhibition.
Fair Building:Memorial Hall. Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Paging Number: 1876-phi-08-0000-001
Location:Box B
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