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    • Tennessee Centennial Exposition printed advertisement

    • Centennial celebrations; Advertisements; Exhibitions; Anniversaries; Commemorations; Events; Festivals; Fairs; Eagles; Horses; Presidents; Government officials; Heads of state; Capitols; Seals (Insignia)
    • Printed advertisement for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville, May 1 to October 31, 1897. Includes inset views of Pres. William J. McKinley, Vice President Garret A. Hobart, the White House and the U.S. Capitol building.
    • 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.
    • General view of Tennessee Centennial

    • Centennial celebrations; Buildings; Exhibition buildings; Celebrations; Exhibitions; Anniversaries; Commemorations; Events; Fairs; Festivals
    • This general view of the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition features the Parthenon and the Memphis Pavilion in the foreground of the image. The Commerce Building, the Education Building and the Giant See-Saw are in the background of...
    • 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...
    • W. Spain's Palace of Illusions and Mirrors

    • Centennial celebrations; Exhibitions; Exhibition buildings; Midways; Mirrors; Entertainment; Optical illusions; Celebrations; Anniversaries; Commemorations; Events; Festivals; Fairs; Forensic photographs
    • Front view of the castle-like structure of W. Spain's Palace of Illusions and Mirror Maze, featured in the Vanity Fair area of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, 1897. A number of men and women are standing at the entrance area, surrounded by...
    • The Century Waltz Song sheet music cover

    • Sheet music covers; Centennial celebrations
    • A color drawing of the front of and side view of the Parthenon building at the 1897 Tennessee Centenial Exposition. The drawing is embellished by figures of urns, torches, flowers, ribbons, and musical instruments. Notation indicates "Official...
    • 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....
    • Negro Building

    • Centennial celebrations; Exhibitions; Exhibition buildings; Festivals; Fairs; Anniversaries
    • Black and white photograph of the Negro Building, located at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. In front of the building is Lake Watauga.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • Confederate Veteran image of the Ryman Auditorium

    • Auditoriums; Historic buildings
    • A photograph of the "Nashville Tabernacle" in the May 1897, Volume V, Number 5, of the Confederate Veteran magazine. Text beneath the image states that the 7th reunion of the United Confederate Veterans is to be held there June 22-24, 1897. Text...
    • General view of Centennial Park

    • Centennial celebrations; Parks; Exhibitions; Anniversaries; Commemorations; Exhibition buildings; Columns; Construction; Buildings; Architectural elements; Lakes & ponds
    • Centennial Park, showing the construction process and a general view of Lake Watauga and Lily Lake. The Auditorium, Parthenon, Flagstaff, Administration Building, Commerce Building, and Transportation Building are pictured. Scaffolding is erected...
    • The Red Men's Tepee

    • Exhibitions; Fairs; Centennial celebrations; Exhibition buildings; Commemorations; Historical reenactments; Indigenous peoples; Fraternal organizations; Charitable organizations; Tipis
    • Black and white photograph of the "Red Men's Tepee." Shows a building constructed in the form of a tepee for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. A small crowd stands at the entrance.
    • Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg

    • Centennial celebrations; Exhibitions; Fairs; Exhibition buildings; Historical reenactments; Circular buildings
    • Black and white photograph of the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Shows the front entrance of the building. The building was a circular structure.

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