Item No: pdcp00044
Title: State fair buildings and grounds, Philadelphia. Industrial Exhibition Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, North Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia. [graphic] : Manufactures, machinery, implements, apparatus, produce & live stock.
Historic Street Address:
Broad Street & Lehigh Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia: Oversize Philadelphiana - Fairs, festivals
Key to buildings (left to right) printed below the image: Cattle Sheds. Connecting Railroad. Horse Stalls. Exercise and Parade Drive. Restaurant. Main Building. House of Public Comfort. Horse Stalls. Carriage and Wagon House. Pennsylvania R.R. Executive Offices. Fifteenth St. Entrances. Philadelphia & Reading R.R. Agricultural Building. Poultry House. Special Station P. & R.R.R.
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society
See related tradecard for Cheltenham Coach Works, Shoemakertown, PA. Moore & Ervien in FLP Americana - Tradesmen's Cards (A-D) - Folder C. Tradecard illustrated with a montage of views of the fair buidlings.
View of the fair buildings and heavily trafficked grounds enclosed by a wood fence. In the foreground, outside of the grounds, pedestrian and street traffic is visible. Horse-drawn carriages and wagons travel in the street near pedestrians, including a woman walking her dog on the sidewalk. Horse-drawn omnibuses arrive at and depart from the multiple entrances to the fair at Fifteenth Street near a Philadelphia & Reading Railroad train arriving at the "Special Station." Within the grounds, visitors stroll on the paths between and enter the several exhibition buildings, including the Main Building (center), Restaurant, House of Public Comfort, Carriage and Wagon House, and Poultry House. Agricultural implements, fountains, and shrubbery adorn the grounds. In the background, the cattle sheds, rows of horse stalls, and the Executive Offices line the outskirts of the grounds in back of which trains on the Connecting Railroad and Pennsylvania Rail Railroad tracks travel past. Also shows the entrances, train station, and buildings decorated with flags. The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society was founded in 1851 by representatives from 50 counties with the object to "foster and improve agriculture, horticulture, and the domestic and household arts."
Allen, Lane & Scott - Printer
Allen, Lane & Scott - Publisher