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Second Exhibition of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute, by Unknown, 1855, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-1449 or 82-3274.

February 8, 1855

The Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building is opened to the public, occupied by the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute fair. Secretary Joseph Henry is the president of the Institute.More

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