Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition: or, Connecticut's representation at Philadelphia, 1876. Embracing a condensed history of the origin and progress of the great international exhibition ... Also, a list of over forty thousand Connecticut visitors

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340 p. incl. illus., plates (part fold.) ports., facsim. front. 23 cm

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According to the author, George D. Curtis, a reporter for the Hartford Times, the "representation of the State of Connecticut in the International Exhibition at Philadelphia - larger in proportion to her area and population than any other State in the union - suggested... that a volume devoted to Connecticut's record in the exhibition might be acceptable to the thousands who are proud of the distinction she achieved."

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Exposition

Joseph Roswell Hawley, Governor of Connecticut, Civil War general, and a journalist and newspaper editor. served as president of the United States Centennial Commission, which planned and ran the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Roswell_Hawley
On p. 209 is inserted a piece of the Charter oak, about one inch square
Includes 3 photoprints inserted before the endsheet
Inscribed by Daisyfae Haley Casazza, 1954. Presented by Mrs. Albert G. Casazza

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b30733029
T825.F3 C8 1877

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Curtis, George D. “Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition: or, Connecticut's representation at Philadelphia, 1876. Embracing a condensed history of the origin and progress of the great international exhibition ... Also, a list of over forty thousand Connecticut visitors.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 22 July 2019.

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