Proclamation—Sesquicentennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1926
Whereas, by a Joint Resolution approved August 29, 1922, the President was requested to invite the participation and cooperation of the States of the Union and the nations of the world in an International Exhibition, to be held at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from June 1 to November 30, 1926, in celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and for the purpose of exhibiting the progress of the United States and other nations in art, science, and industry, in trade and commerce, and in the development of the products of the air, the soil, the mine, the forest, and the seas;
And, Whereas, a Joint Resolution of Congress, approved March 3, 1925, provides for the cooperation and participation of the United States in the said Exhibition;
Now, Therefore, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the legislation aforesaid, do hereby invite the States of the Union and all foreign countries to cooperate and participate in the Exhibition mentioned by appointing representatives and sending thereto such exhibits as will most fitly and fully illustrate their resources, their industries and their progress in civilization.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this nineteenth day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-ninth.
By the President:
FRANK B. KELLOGG, Secretary of State.
Calvin Coolidge, Proclamation—Sesquicentennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, 1926 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/328727