The History of World Expositions

The Paris World Exposition 1889

Year: 1889
City: Paris
Country: France
Duration: 6th May - 31st October 1889

Copyright: Revue de l'Exposition universelle de 1889, S. 248
Facts and Figures

Official title: Exposition universelle de 1889

Occasion: Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution

Location: Champs de Mars, Esplanade des Invalides, Colline de Chaillot, and the banks of the Seine; a total of 96 hectares, 60 hectares of which were buildings

Duration: 6th May to 31st October 1889 (180 days);
officially opened on 5th May by President Carnot

Landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Hall of Machines

General superintendent: The Minister for Trade and Industry, Edouard Lockroy and, later, David Dautresme; during the exhibition, Pierre Tirard

Superintendent of the art exhibitions: Antonin Proust

Chief site architect: Joseph-Antoine Bouvard

Exhibitors: 61,722, of whom 33,937 were French

Pavilions: Three French pavilions, 24 theme pavilions, 18 colonial pavilions, 35 national pavilions, 30 private pavilions

Visitors: 32,250,000

Price of entry: One franc

Financial details:

Expenditure: 41,500,000 francs
Earnings: 49,500,000 francs
Profit: 8,000,000 francs

Classification : 9 groups and 83 classes

Prizes : 33,889, of these, 953 “Grand Prix

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