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United States Centennial Commission records, 1876-1879

United States. Centennial Commission

Collection size: 3 microfilm reels

Collection Summary: Records relating primarily to the Fine Arts Section of the Centennial Exhibition, including 1 volume signed receipts for items exhibited at Photographic Hall; John Sartian's Art Department report; 1 volume of supply requisitions for the Fine Arts Section; and applications for space listing number, date, name, and address of applicant, description of article to be exhibited, and some bureau regulations and correspondence.

Biographical/Historical Note: Organized the 1876 United States Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia.

Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Philadelphia City Archives.

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