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    • Admission Ticket

    • Tickets; Exhibitions; Centennial celebrations
    • Complimentary admission pass issued to J. Wells Champney for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The pass was valid from October 26 to October 30. It is a small yellow card with an imprint of the seal of the Exposition in green. The back of the...
    • Centennial Envelope and Receipt showing Children's Building

    • Centennial celebrations; Exhibitions; Anniversaries; Fairs; Commemorations; Buildings; Kindergartens; Children; Envelopes
    • A postal envelope addressed to Prof. A.H. Merrill of Vanderbilt University. In the left corner of the envelope is a sketch of the Children's Building at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Included is a receipt for tuition at the model...
    • Dormitories of Vanderbilt University pamphlet

    • Centennial celebrations; Dormitories; Public accommodation facilities
    • Pamphlet of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition containing information for accommodations at dormitories at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The pamphlet has a photograph of the Parthenon on the front and states that accommodations are available...
    • Hand-painted sash

    • Clothing & dress
    • Hand-painted sash in honor of Mrs. William McKinley's visit to the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The sash reads "Woman's Department, Tennessee Centennial, In honor of Mrs. McKinley, June 12 1897." The name tag reads "Miss Mary Bass."
    • Inaugural Ceremonies Program

    • Centennial celebrations; Anniversaries; Commemorations; Fairs; Exhibitions; Programs; Rites & ceremonies
    • A 4-page program providing details of the opening day of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition on May 1, 1897. Included in the program are the names of speakers as well as congratulatory telegrams from prominent politicians and businessmen.
    • J. W. Thomas Address

    • Centennial celebrations; Public speaking; Exhibitions; Souvenirs
    • Three-page souvenir transcript of an address by J.W. Thomas, President of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, delivered at the opening of the exposition on May 1, 1897. Thomas proclaimed that the event was to celebrate the state's past and...
    • Promotional Calendar

    • Calendars; Promotional materials; Centennial celebrations
    • A promotional calendar for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Each calendar month has a colorful drawing of a Centennial building by J.A. Hagstrom, as well as a corresponding quote in the lower right corner.
    • Souvenir Ticket

    • Souvenirs; Tickets; Seals (Insignia); Business people
    • A souvenir ticket of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The ticket commemorates J.W. Thomas Day held on Thursday, October 28, 1897. The front side of the ticket includes a picture of J.W. Thomas and bears the signature of Director General E. C....
    • U.S. House Resolution 161

    • Centennial celebrations; Exhibitions; Legislative bodies; Legislation
    • House Resolution 161 introduced by Mr. Washington to aid and encourage the holding of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition at Nashville in the year 1896 and making an appropriation for it.
    • Vanderbilt Day Ribbon

    • Centennial celebrations; Ribbons
    • Gold-colored ribbon noting the celebration of "Vanderbilt Day" at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition on October 11, 1897. The ribbon features a profile image of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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