Philadelphia Centennial, Government Building

ID: 2004-10361

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1876

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 26, Folder: 5

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At the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, visitors stand outside the United States Government Building. Cannon can be seen to the right. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition.


Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)


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The original negative number is 73878, but that negative could not be located on file. The original photograph was re-scanned and given new negative and digital file numbers.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 26, Folder: 5

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Artifacts
  • Architecture
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • U.S. Government Building
  • Cannons
  • Military
  • Military history
  • Expositions
  • Museum visitors
  • Exhibitions--Philadelphia (Pa.)


Philadelphia (Pa.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 6h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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