There was an Official History of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, published in 1898. The book of almost 500 pages it full of photos, drawings, and history. You can read the book online or download to read at your leisure. A link will be included at the bottom of the page for the book and other sources. The photos of the exposition were found at the Tennessee State Library and Archives website, at the Tennessee Virtual Archives website and at Pinterest of all places. Probably the photos on Pinterest also came from TSLA but they are not credited. The news clips were found at Newspapers.com and the name of the paper and date will be in the caption. Enjoy looking, and then click on the links to learn more.
|Tennessee State Libary and Archives. http://tnsos.org/tsla/imagesearch/|
|Pinterest - Donald Harris, 1897 Centennial Exposition. https://www.harrisphotography.net/|
|Official History of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. https://goo.gl/BSWpzr|
|Pinterest - Donald Harris, 1897 Centennial Exposition. Sheet Music. https://www.harrisphotography.net/|
Photos of the buildings on the Centennial grounds are easy to locate. There were building with named for states and for cities. There were buildings representing agriculture, transportation, women, and children. There were specials days for farmers, local universities, and religious groups.
Official History of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
Tennessee State Libary and Archives.
TEVA Tennessee Centennial Exposition Collection