Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, 1897 / The Henderson Litho. Co., Cincinnati
- Title: Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, 1897 / The Henderson Litho. Co., Cincinnati
- Date: 1896
- Description: Bird's-eye view of the Exposition's grounds.
- Historical Note: The 1897 Centennial Exposition was designed to honor the 100th anniversary of Tennessee's statehood, however, it was also an opportunity to honor Confederate and Union veterans of the Civil War. Highlights of the Exposition included a cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg and the display of memorabilia from the war. The United Confederate Veterans’ Days ran for three days in late June. From June 22 to 24, over 74,000 individuals—including many Confederate veterans—visited the fair’s booths, exhibits, and other sights. The Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg appealed to Union and Confederate veterans alike.
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- Digital Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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