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Return to the Exposition Universelle

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Main entrance gate by René Binet.

I can’t leave the 1900 Paris exposition alone, and with good reason. If further proof were required that this event brought Winsor McCay’s Slumberland to earth for a few weeks, this stunning Brooklyn Museum Flickr set has the evidence. Not only five pages of high-resolution views but they’re all hand-tinted which adds to the splendour and highlights the ladies’ parasols.

For earlier posts on the Exposition Universelle, see the links below. Via Things Magazine.

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Esplanade des Invalides.

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Palace of Electricity.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Palais Lumineux
Louis Bonnier’s exposition dreams
Exposition Universelle, 1900
The Palais du Trocadéro
The Evanescent City
Winsor McCay’s Hippodrome souvenirs

 


 

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4 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Thombeau

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    How completely fabulous!

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Time travel courtesy of Flickr…

  3. #3 posted by TJ Boisseau

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    Any chance you know of a high resolution image of the 1900 Paris Exposition poster of Sarah Bernhardt in a yellow dress surrounded by new media technology? I am looking to adorn a new book about world’s fairs and the press would like a higher resolution (300 dpi) image than I can find on the web. THANKS!

  4. #4 posted by John

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    I think you’d have to find a museum with a copy of the original poster. Everything in these exposition posts is material from various websites.

 


 

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