Copyright: McCabe 1876, S. 53
The first Great World Exhibition in America included a significant novelty that its chief planner Hermann Josef Schwarzmann had thought up: For the first time, the exhibits were not to be presented in one single central building, but shown in five exhibition halls according to subject groups. To this were added almost 200 pavilions for the US states, foreign nations and private companies. Rather conventionally constructed iron-and-glass halls were built in Fairmont Park, featuring a pleasant landscape architecture, which housed a host of technical innovations. The giant Corliss steam engine, for example, which powered all the other machines in the Engine Hall, and which the American president and the Brazilian emperor switched on during the opening ceremony, was particularly impressive.
|Year: 1876||City: Philadelphia||Country: USA|
|Duration: 10th May - 10th November 1876|