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Dr. E. H. von BAUMHAUER, Honorary Professor, Secretary of the Dutch Society
of Sciences, Director of the Society for the Advancement of Industry in the
Netherlands, President,

F. DE CASEMBROOT, Rear Admiral, Aide-de-Camp in Extraordinary Service to His
Majesty the King of the Netherlands, and Member of the States General, 2nd

A. H. EIGEMAN, Industrial President of the Society of Dutch Industrials,

P. HARTSEN, Chairman of the Amsterdam Board of Commerce,


DR. W. T. A. JONCKBLOET, President of the Committee of Superintendence of the
Academy of Imitative Arts,

D. VAN DER KELLEN, JR., Member of the Administration Society Arti et Amicitiæ
L. C. VAN KERKWYK, Pensioned Lieutenant-Colonel Corps of Engineering, Member of
the Council of Administration of the Royal Institution of Engineers,


The Hague.
The Hague.


The Hague.

M. M. DE MONCHY, President of the Board of Commerce,
DR. J. TH. MOUTON, Vice-President of the Society to Promote Manufactures and Trade-
Industry in the Netherlands,

C. T. VAN DER OUDERMEULEN, President of the Dutch Society of Agriculture,
BARON W. G. BRANTSEN VAN DE ZYP, LL.D., Lord in Waiting to His Majesty the King
of the Netherlands,

DR. M. W. C. GORI, Doctor of Medicine, late Medical Officer of the Netherlands Army,

Ophthalmic Surgeon,

R. C. BURLAGE, Consul-General of the Netherlands,
L. WESTERGAARD, Consul of the Netherlands,

C. MUYSKEN, Civil Engineer, Secretary,

The Hague.
The Hague.


New York.

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COUNCILLOR OF STATE YERMAKOF, Vice-Director of the Department of Commerce and Manufacture. COUNCILLOR OF STATE VIJSHNEGRADSKY, Director of the Technological Institute.

COUNCILLOR OF STATE BEILSKY, Special Official Department of Commerce and Manufactures, Commissioner-General.

COUNCILLOR OF STATE PODOBIEDOF, Director of Section Department of Commerce aud Manufactures. COUNCILLOR OF STATE ILIN, Professor in the Technological Institute.

COUNCILLOR OF STATE BEHR, Special Official; Ministry of Finance.

COUNCILLOR OF THE COLLEGE TIMIRIAZEF, Director of Section Department of Commerce and Manufactures.

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BERGSTROM, P. A., late Minister of Interior; President Board of Domaines, President,

TROILIUS, C. O., Director-General of Government Railways, Vice-President,



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JUHLIN DANNFELT, C., Commissioner-General,

WESTERGAARD, L., Consul, Assistant-Commissioner,

LINDAHL, J. PH., DR., Secretary,

ISEUS, M., Architect,

HOFFSTEDT, W., Engineer,

JACOBI, A. E., Engineer,


MEIJERBERG, C. J., Superintendent of Primary Schools; Educational Department,
BERGMAN, G. W., Captain of Artillery; Army Department,

HERMELIN, O. BARON, Fine Art Department.


Stockholm. Philadelphia. Lund. Stockholm.






COLONEL H. REITER, Commissioner-General,

DR. EMILE SCHUMACHER, Assistant Commissioner.

ANDERSSON, N. I., Professor Royal Academy of Science; Educational Department.

ARNOLD STEINMANN, Secretary of Commerce.

DR. ADOLPH HIRSCH, Director of the Observatory,

COLONEL SIEGFRIED, Chief of the Federal Topographical Bureau,


MR. EDWARD GUYER, Secretary-General.

MR. JOHN ICELEY, Engineer,

MR. RUD. KORADI, Consul, Resident Commissioner,


St. Gall.


HIS EXCELLENCY SIDI HEUSSEIN, General of Division, Minister of Instruction and Public Works, President.

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I. The Exhibition will be held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. It will be opened on the 10th May 1876 and closed on the 10th November of the same year.

II. Full diagrams of the buildings and grounds will be furnished to the Executive Commissioner.

III. Applications for space and negotiations relating to British Exhibits must be conducted with the Executive Commissioner.

IV. The Executive Commissioner will notify to the Director-General, not later than 1st May 1875, whether an increase of space is required by British Exhibitors.

V. Before 1st December 1875, the Executive Commissioner must forward to the Director-General approximate plans of allotment of space assigned, and lists of Exhibitors for Official Catalogue.

VI. Exhibits brought into the United States, at the ports of New York; Boston; Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vermont; Suspension Bridge, New York; Detroit, Port Huron, Michigan; Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, New Orleans, and San Francisco, will be allowed to go forward to the Exhibition Buildings, under proper supervision of Customs Officers without examination at port of entry, and at the close of the Exhibition will be allowed to go forward to the port from which they are to be exported. No duties will be levied upon such goods unless entered for consumption in the United States.

VII. The transportation, receiving, unpacking, and arranging of the Exhibits to be at the expense of Exhibitor.

VIII. The installation of heavy articles requiring special foundations or adjustment should, by special arrangement, begin as soon as the progress of the work upon the buildings will permit. The general reception of articles will commence on 1st January 1876, and no articles will be admitted after 31st March 1876.

XI. Space assigned and not occupied on the 1st April 1876 will revert to the Director-General for reassignment.

XII. If exhibits are not intended for competition, it must be so stated by the Exhibitor, and they will be placed hors concours by the International Juries.

XIII. An official Catalogue will be published in four distinct versions; viz., English, French, German, and Spanish. The sale of these catalogues is reserved to the Centennial Commission.

XIV. All exhibits, except in such Collective Exhibitions as may receive special sanction, will be arranged under some one group of the 10 following departments :

i. Raw Materials-Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal.

ii. Materials and Manufactures used for Food or in the Arts, the result of Extracting or Combining Processes. iii. Textile and Felted Fabrics; Apparel, Costumes, and Ornaments for the person.

iv. Furniture and Manufactures of general use in Construction and in Dwellings.

v. Tools, Implements, Machines, and Processes.

vi. Motors and Transportation.

vii. Apparatus and Methods for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge.

viii. Engineering, Public Works, Architecture, &c.

ix. Plastic and Graphic Arts.

x. Objects illustrating Efforts for the Improvement of the Physical, Intellectual, and Moral Condition of Man.

XV. Foreign Commissions may publish catalogues of their own sections.

XVI. Exhibitors will not be charged for space. A limited supply of steam and water power will be supplied gratuitously. The quantity of each will be settled definitively at the time of the allotment of space. Any power required in excess of that allowed will be furnished by the Centennial Commission at a fixed rate. Demands for such excess of power to be settled at the time of the allotment of space.

XVII. Exhibitors must provide at their own cost, all show cases, shelving, counters, fittings, &c., which they may require; and all countershafts, with their pulleys, belting, &c. for the transmission of power from the main shaft in Machinery Hall.

All arrangements of articles and decorations must be in conformity with the general plan adopted by the Director-General.

XVIII. Special constructions of any kind, whether in the buildings or grounds can only be made on the written approval of the Director-General.

The Centennial Commission will take precautions for the safe preservation of all objects in the Exhibition; but it will in no way be responsible for damage or loss of any kind, or for accidents by fire or otherwise, however originating.

XIX. Favourable facilities will be arranged by which Exhibitors or Foreign Commissions may insure their own goods.

Foreign Commissions may employ watchmen of their own choice to guard their goods during the hours the Exhibition is open to the public. Such appointments to be subject to the approval of the Director-General.

XX. Foreign Commissions, or such agents as they may designate, shall be responsible for the receiving unpacking and arrangement of Exhibits, as well as for their removal at the close of the Exhibition; but no person shall be permitted to act as such agent until he can give to the Director-General written evidence of his having been approved by the proper Commission.

XXI. Each package must be addressed :-"To the Commission for [name of country] at the International Exhibition of 1876, Philadelphia, United States of America," and should have at least two labels affixed to different but not opposite sides of each case, and giving the following information :

(1.) The country from which it comes;

(2.) Name or firm of the Exhibitor;

(3.) Residence of the Exhibitor;

(4.) Department to which exhibits belong;

(5.) Total number of packages sent by the Exhibitor;

(6.) Serial number of that particular package.

Within each package should be a list of all objects it contains.

XXII. If no authorised person is at hand to receive goods on their arrival at the Exhibition building, they will be removed without delay, and stored at the cost and risk of whomsoever it may concern.

XXIII. Articles that are in any way dangerous or offensive, also patent medicines, nostrums, and empirical preparations, whose ingredients are concealed, will not be admitted to the Exhibition.

XXIV. The removal of goods will not be permitted till the close of the Exhibition.

XXV. Sketches, drawings, photographs, or other reproductions of articles exhibited will only be allowed upon the joint assent of the Exhibitor and Director-General, but views of portions of the building may be made upon the Director-General's sanction.

XXVI. Immediately after the close of the Exhibition, Exhibitors shall remove their effects, and complete such removal before 31st December 1876. Goods then remaining will be removed by the Director-General and sold for expenses, or otherwise disposed of under the direction of the Centennial Commission.

XXVII. Each person who becomes an Exhibitor thereby acknowledges and undertakes to keep the rules and regulations established for the government of the Exhibition.

XXVIII. Special regulations will be issued concerning the exhibition of Fine Arts, the organisation of International Juries, awards of prizes, and sales of special articles within the buildings, and on other points not touched upon in these preliminary instructions.

XXIX. The Centennial Commission reserves the right to explain or amend these regulations whenever it may be deemed necessary for the interests of the Exhibition.

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