On May 10th, an exposition opened in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park, celebrating 100 years of American independence. The fair was housed in 249 structures over 249 acres of the park. On the first day over 100,000 people crowded the park.
The Centennial Exhibition was officially known as "International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine,”It was held on the 100th anniversary of the United States and was the first International Worlds Fair held in the United States. It was located in Fairmont Park Philadelphia and covered a 285 acre site. There were a total of 250 exhibits of which 37 of them were from foreign nations. The fair was widely popular. A total of nine million people attended the show this at time that the total population of the United States was 46 million. The fair was the first time for the United States was able to showcase it industrial might to the world.