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The Centennial - Balloon View of the Grounds

Date: c 1876
Dimensions:
Overall: 600 x 810 mm, 500 g
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Art
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00019629
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    Published by Harper's Weekly, this coloured engraving depicts a 'ballon view' of the grounds of The Centennial at Fairmount Park - the site of the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876. The buildings, roads, parks, monuments and lakes are all shown, as well as major highways, railways and bridges which are labelled.

    The image was taken from photographs by R Newell & Sons, and sketches by Theo R Davis.
    SignificanceThe exposure of Australia at the Centenary Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 - combined with a newspaper advertising campaign - enticed a wave of American migrants to Australia in the late 1870s.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: The Centennial - Balloon View of the Grounds

    Primary title: THE CENTENNIAL - BALLOON VIEW OF THE GROUNDS

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