A Special Place for Photography

Edward L. Wilson wanted photography to have a special place at the Centennial Exhibition. Smartly dressed, the publisher of the nationally­-read Philadelphia Photographer stood out from the typically rumpled and chemical-stained lensman. But his enthusiastic promotion caused him to stand out even more. Wilson nudged his colleagues toward professionalism and toward his vision of a productive,...
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Minute Books of the State Board of Centennial Managers

Authorized by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania on June 11, 1875, Governor John F. Hartranft appointed the State Board of Centennial Managers to organize a cele¬≠bration in the Keystone State and to also ensure its representation at the International Exhibition of Art, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine – best known as the Centennial International Exhibition –...
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The Union League of Philadelphia and the Civil War


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