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Organization, continued: Statistics

Previous Exhibitions
Where Year Dates Days Acres* Cost Visitors Exhibits
London 1851 May 1 -- Oct 11 141 20 $1.46 mil. 6,170,000 17,000
New York 1853 Jul 14 -- Nov 10   5.75 $0.5 mil. 600,000 4,800
Paris 1855 May 15 -- Nov 15 200 30 $4 mil 4,533,464 20,799
London 1862 May 1 -- Oct 25 171 24 $2.3 mil 6,211,103 26,348
Paris 1867 Apr 1 -- Oct 31 210 40.5 $4.6 mil 9,300,000 50,226
Vienna 1873 May 1 -- Oct 31 186 50 $9.85 mil 7,254,876 70,000
Philadelphia 1876 May 10 -- Nov 10 159 75 $8.5 mil 9,789,392 60,000

*acres under cover, cost in 1876 dollars


 
Attendance by Month
Month Days Paid Admissions Total Admissions
May 19 378,980 613,495
June 26 695,666 952,177
July 26 636,518 906,447
August 27 908,684 1,175,314
September 26 2,130,991 2,439,689
October 26 2,334,530 2,663,879
November 9 918,956 1,038,391
Total 159 8,004,325 9,789,392

 
Largest Single Attendance Days
Philadelphia, 1876 257,286 Thursday, September 28, 1876*
Paris, 1867 173,923 Sunday, October 27, 1867
Vienna, 1873 135,674 Sunday, November 2, 1873
Paris, 1855 123,017 Sunday, September 9, 1855
London, 1851 109,915 Tuesday, October 7, 1851
London, 1862 67,891 Thursday, October 30, 1862

*Pennsylvania Day


 
Principal Exhibition Buildings
Building Miles Traversed Acres Begun Completed Cost
Main Exhibition Hall 11.3 21.5 5/8/75 1/1/76 $1,600,000
Memorial Hall 1.75 1.5 7/4/74 1/1/76 $1,500,000
Machinery Hall 5.25 14 4/7/75 10/1/75 $ 800,000
Agricultural Hall 2.8 10.25 10/15/75 3/25/76 $ 300,000
Horticultural Hall .75 1.5 4/1/75 1/1/76 $ 300,000

 
Miscellaneous Statistics
Admission charge $0.50
Total revenue taken $4.8 million
Counterfeit money taken $1,001.00 or 0.00026% of receipts
Greatest attendance day Thursday
Smallest attendance day Monday
Telegrams sent and received 158,411
Water supplied 387,373,091 gallons
Children lost 504
Children returned same day 499
Children returned next day 5
Arrests for pick-pocketing 14
Arrests for fornication 1
Oldest visitor receiving medical treatment 96
Youngest receiving medical treatment 2
Persons who died at the Centennial 4

Temperature and weather conditions were recorded every hour that the Centennial grounds were open.

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