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Book - 'Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Centennial International Exhibition at Melbourne', Washington, 1889-90 Document Reg. No: SH 960532

Summary:
Report prepared for the US Senate on the United States' representation at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition. It contains a list of exhibitors with prizes awarded, and a series of papers about commerce, trade and industry in Victoria including one on the military capacity of the Victorian Armed forces.

The Centennial International Exhibition celebrated 100 years of British settlement and surpassed the grand scale of the1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, attracting over two million visitors (approximately 69% of the colony's population at the time).
Description:
Light tan hard-cover book with remains of a sepia embossed edging, containing 450 printed pages with several black and white photographs. Leather cover.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Peter Warner, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 232 mm (Height), 158 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, publications, parliamentary papers, great exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: official records
Inscriptions: On spine: REPORTS/OF THE/U.S. COMMISSIONERS/TO THE/ CENTENNIAL/INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/AT MELBOURNE/1888. SENATE/EXECUTIVE/DOCUMENTS/1st SESS., 51st CONG./1889-90/VOL. 4.
Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington, United States of America, 1890
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889
References: Dunstan, D. 'Victorian Icon', 1996, pp187-219.

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