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1876 __ Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia
Comment : The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. It was officially the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine. It was held in Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill River. Consumer products first displayed to the public include: Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, Remington Typographic Machine (typewriter), Heinz Ketchup, Wallace-Farmer Electric Dynamo, precursor to (electric light), Hires Root Beer, Kudzu erosion control plant species. The main source of music during the Centennial was the Music Pavilion at the central transept of the Main Exhibition Hall, which was usually occupied by popular bands. In the same building were two immense organs, the Centennial Organ by Hook and Hastings of Boston, and the Roosevelt Organ by Hilborne L. Roosevelt of New York, which had a special "electric echo" effect. A second Music Pavilion was located outdoors in Lansdowne Valley between Memorial Hall and Horticultural Hall. (Compiled from various sources)
French comment : L'exposition universelle de 1876, officiellement Centennial Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the soil and mine ou Centennial International Exhibition (littéralement « Exposition internationale du centenaire ») fut la première exposition universelle organisée aux États-Unis. Elle est organisée à Philadelphie à l'occasion du centenaire de la déclaration d'indépendance des États-Unis d'Amérique qui a été signée dans cette même ville le 4 juillet 1776. Le nom complet de l'exposition est International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, ce qui signifie « Exposition internationale d'art, de confection, et des produits du sol et de la mine ». L'événement est organisé dans le Fairmount Park, le long de la Schuylkill River sur un total de 34 hectares. (Compiled from various sources)
Urls : http://libwww.library.phila.gov/CenCol/ (last visited ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCDkT4LbdI (last visited ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPWbOfHSaFY (last visited )

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