Exposition Universelle, Paris. Photographer unknown. 1900.

pushamaku

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More awesome pics linked below.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/37788084342927978/
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/carlynw/p-a-r-i-s-w-o-r-l-d-s-f-a-i-r-1900/
https://www.pinterest.jp/bcariou/1900-paris-expo-universelle/

More context/pics on this topic from a Russian post with Google translation below. See link for more images..

Париж 1900 год. Всемирная выставка 1900 года в Париже. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников

PARIS, 1900. THE WORLD EXHIBITION IN PARIS IN 1900

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Main entrance

William Henry Goodyear (1846-1923), whose collection of photographs is represented here, was the first curator of the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1899-1923) and a famous theoretician and researcher in the field of art and architecture history. In 1900, Goodyear visited the Paris Exhibition with a photographer Joseph Hawks. They made numerous photos from the exhibition, including street life, perspectives, pavilions, statues, decorative details. At the World Exhibition in 1900 were first presented to the public sounded films and escalators, and Campbell Soup was awarded a gold medal (it is still depicted on a soup can). Rudolf Diesel presented to the visitors of the exhibition a diesel engine working on rapeseed oil. Many panoramic paintings and new panoramic techniques were also presented, such as the sineorama, In the center of attention in the Palace of Illusions was a telescope with a lens diameter of 1.25 m, allowing you to see the moon from a distance of one meter. This telescope was the largest of all created at that time. The eyepiece of the telescope was 60 m long and 1.5 m in diameter. And the Russian press enthusiastically spoke about the Russian department. The gold medal of the exhibition by a special committee headed by Gustav Eiffel was awarded to the Russian engineer Lavr Proskuryakov for the Krasnoyarsk railway bridge. The French press unanimously noted "the huge growth of Russian industry" and the "incredible progress" of Russia in all branches of art and industry. The newspaper "Liberte"wrote: "For a few years, Russian industry and trade have taken such a development, which amazes everyone." During the exhibition, the Russian exposition received 1,589 awards: 212 highest, 370 gold medals, 436 silver medals, 347 bronze medals and 224 honorary recalls.

The World Exhibition at the turn of the two centuries aroused particular interest. It was called the international holiday of labor, progress and civilization. For the first time, 35 states, and among them the Russian Empire, arranged their national pavilions. They concentrated everything that characterizes the country and distinguishes it from others, historical monuments, art objects. Everything new that has arisen in the world, actual and imaginary progress in any field of activity was presented at the exhibition of the century. Parade-all art, science and technology!

On the Champ de Mars, the most interesting sections of the exhibition were located in all respects. There were expositions of mining and metallurgy, a general department of machines, an even broader and more rich drawing on electricity. Nearby there is a building art with pictures, plans and descriptions of the most remarkable buildings of the world; transport business, chemical industry, agriculture with all its dependent industries; yarn, fabric and ready-made dress, the department of public education with its study rooms and laboratories, experienced and observant stations; exemplary operating rooms with cabinets filled with the latest surgical instruments. There was an exhibition of "free" arts: photography, printing, music, stage art, etc.

The main principle of the exhibition is raw products, the ways of processing them consistently, so that visitors can see not just a collection of objects, but understand how this or that product turns out. Machines and appliances operated right before the eyes of visitors. At each department there was something like a small museum, on the models of which it was possible to judge the successes in this field. Thus, the history of technical means included A.Lavoisier's chemical apparatuses, L.Paster's microscope, Robert's first paper machine, A.Muissan's apparatuses producing artificial diamonds.
Here the world learned about new scientific discoveries and technical achievements.


A special place was occupied by the pavilion of illusions, where electricity, cinematography and a car were demonstrated. All these "illusions" developed into real directions of technology. It is interesting to get acquainted with the formulation of problems that worried people at the turn of the 20th century. "Technology" magazine in 1900, wrote: "In this exhibition put forward a number of issues we have inherited to the XX century, we need to tackle urgently.
Cars tend to replace the horses, it is a revolution in the life of cities and villages.
The steam engine - giving only 15-20% of useful work, will be replaced by thermal machines (diesel engines, kerosimotors, etc.)
Electric lighting requires improvement and, perhaps, even replacement with new kerosene lighting with calyl bodies.
The transfer of electric forces to the distance promises to make a whole economic revolution; Our inactive waterfalls will give their energy of strength.
The telephone and the telegraph without wire, the X-rays of X-ray - are predicting new data, new conquests ahead.
The successes of chemistry in obtaining synthetic, nutritious, coloring, odoriferous and other substances in the future promise the greatest gifts to man "

... For an hour before the approach of midnight on October 30, 1900 the Eiffel Tower lit up in purple-red light and a cannon- This is how the 19th century ended at world exhibitions, from the article by Mezenin NA
"1900, Paris. The Great Siberian Way "/ Kaggy-Karr / ( read full article )
At previous World Exhibitions, Russia was poorly represented, but at the exhibition in 1900 the government decided to demonstrate Russia's technical might as fully as possible. Thanks to the special friendly relations between Russia and France, the Russian department has been allocated the largest exhibition area - 24 000 m². To participate in the exhibition, Russia spent 5,226,895 rubles (of which the government allocated 2,226,895, and institutions and exhibitors 3,000,000 rubles). The highest commission was headed by the Director of the Department of Trade and Manufactures VI Kovalevsky, besides him, the general commissioner was appointed Prince Tenishev, and St. Petersburg's Meltzer was chosen as the chief architect. DI Mendeleyev actively participated in the exhibition, who was vice-president of the International JuryThe Russian department began its work only on April 17, two days after the opening of the exhibition. Of the 18 thematic departments (palaces) represented at the exhibition, Russia did not participate in only one - the colonization department. For some parts of the Russian exposition, separate buildings were built, since there was not enough dedicated space. The central pavilion was the Pavilion of Russian outskirts built by the project of Melzer, repeating the architecture of the Moscow and Kazan Kremlin. A handicraft street with typical Russian barracks, cottages and a rural wooden church was built nearby. Near the Eiffel Tower is the Alcoholic Pavilion, where an alcohol rectification unit operated and souvenir bottles with Russian vodka were sold. The pavilion of M. S. Kuznetsov and the windows of P.I. Kharitonenko were built according to the project of architect F.O. Shekhtel. .

Russian Pavilion

The gold medal of the exhibition by a special committee headed by Gustav Eiffel was awarded to the Russian engineer Lavr Proskuryakov for the Krasnoyarsk railway bridge. A great impression was made by the exhibition of the Ministry of Railways on the project of Pyasetsky, dedicated to the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Trans-Siberian Railway Panorama.

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The audience passed into wagons with an imitation of the movement of the train, from which they could enjoy Russian landscapes, which were changed by means of a special mechanism. At the end of the "way", visitors went out the back door and went to the Chinese department. This attraction was awarded with the highest award of the Grand Prix. The grand prix award was also awarded to the Merzalov palm forged from the rail.

Minusinsk Museum of Local Lore was awarded a silver medal.
The press enthusiastically spoke about the Russian department. As a result of the exhibition, the French newspaper Liberte wrote:
"We are still under the influence of the sense of surprise and admiration we experienced while visiting the Russian department.For a few years, Russian industry and commerce have taken such a development that amazes all those who have the opportunity to compose an idea of the path that has been taken in such a short time. The development is so large that it leads to a lot of speculation. "​

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Floor Plan


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Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower

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Inauguration day

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Alexander III Bridge

Commercial navigation building
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Dutch East Indies pavilion
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Stunning pictures, truly like ideas of Atlantis. I take most of it was torn down shortly after the exhibition. I especially found the parts about the Russian achievements interesting, seems they were quite advanced. That telecscope must have been a sight to behold... any idea what happened to it after?
 

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Stunning pictures, truly like ideas of Atlantis. I take most of it was torn down shortly after the exhibition. I especially found the parts about the Russian achievements interesting, seems they were quite advanced. That telecscope must have been a sight to behold... any idea what happened to it after?
I'm starting to think the Bolshevik Revolution was cover to destroy Russian history.
 

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No more than Civil War was to destroy some other history. Or any other war between 1850ish and 1920ish.
But that ushered in decades of communism, which could have been used to utterly obliterate Tartaria history. Do the answers lie in Russia?
 

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It depends on the answers we want. Apart from getting into some top secret library, a place where document type physical evidence might still be for grabs is the USA undercity space. Just my opinion though.

Russia has been around for too long to lesve any docs laying around. Europe is in the same boat.
 

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What resplendent architecture! We have lost so much. The builders sense of grandiose class, elegance, and utter beauty has no rivals whatsoever in today's buildings. The first worlds fair exposition was in 1851 in London and several others around the world followed after that. Maybe that can help to narrow down the time line. Whatever disaster happened did so before 1851.
 

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Wow what a buildings
And not a seem to seen on the big buildings
and it looks like they just conquered it
 

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Is there a close up of that griffin? From this distance it could be just about anything else with wings.
 

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I found mention of the palm of mersalov forged from a rail intriguing so ent looking and found this on tripadvisor.

"The monument is a copy of the famous steel palm, forged in 1895 by the Uzovka (ex Donetsk) blacksmith Alexey Mertsalov. The original is kept in the museum of the Mining Institute in Saint Petersburg."

st petersburg again, what a shocker.

not much to be found out about this craftsman but this page popped up...
Discover Ukraine : Places : Eastern : Donetsk : Mertsalov's Palm

The steel palm was forged by the local craftsman, a worker of the Donetsk metallurgical works, Alexey Mertsalov, in the end of 1895. The sculpture was intended for the coming All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition, which was held in Nizhniy Novgorod. There are several versions as to why it was decided to immortalize a palm tree in steel. The most plausible one is that Alexey Mertsalov visited a bar of a hotel and saw a real palm in a tub near his table. The peculiar plant amazed and interested the blacksmith and he came up with an idea for the future masterpiece. The next day, the director of the metallurgical works approved Mertsalov’s idea and entered the steel palm in the list of exhibition items.
Mertsalov and his assistant worked on their masterpiece for three weeks and created a 3,5-meter-high sculpture of palm tree, made out of a rail. The uniqueness of the forged figure is that it was produced without welding or joints: the blacksmiths used only hammer and chisel. The palm was placed in the forged tub, consisting of four fortified rail poles, around which twenty-three metal rings with different cross-sections were laid.
The Mertsalov’s Palm caused a commotion at the industrial exhibition in Nizhniy Novgorod; it was highly appreciated by both specialists and mere visitors. The later ones were delighted by the elegant sculpture: despite being made of harsh material, the palm tree seemed to be surprisingly light and looked like a live plant. Four years later, the Donetsk masterpiece was appraised in Paris: the Mertsalov’s Palm took the grand prix at the International Industrial Exhibition. Then, it was given to the Saint-Petersburg Mining Institute, where it is kept until now.


bolded bit is my emphasis as too highlight the lack of welding being mentioned given the date and the seemingly rivet free ironclads being produced at the time as discussed in the ship forum...

do check out the picture of the st petersburg mining institute...yet more romano greek style architecture (it really does seem to me that hiding in plain sight is way more effective a strategy than blowing stuff up)

http://www.saint-petersburg.com/images/buildings/mining-institute-building/mining-institute-in-st-petersburg.jpg
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Currently attempting to find some photographs of the original palm and the inside of the Russia-siberia pavilion or a catalogue, nothing found yet though i did find this about the moving walkway which was an astonishng 3.5 km long
Le trottoir roulant de 1900 |
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28 incrdible in the true meaning of the word photographs here.

Exposition Universelle Paris 1900

Could anyone explain the people in this particular image?
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That would be a logical explanation but here's a couple of photographs which suggest a photograph has had the people added in for 'artistic' purposes.
http://www.parc-oriental.com/media/paris18__057037600_1721_29012007.jpg

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Those trees have been there for a while judging by the size of them in comparison to the people in the photographs.

look at the quality of the work in this one staggering only until the process that produced it gets remembered or uncovered...
http://www.laboiteverte.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/tour-du-monde-and-siamese-pavilion.jpg
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Here's the link to the full album. Still no photo's of that fabled palm tree.
The lack of numbers of visitors in these photographs is as intriguing as the palm tree sculpture.
Paris pendant l'Exposition Universelle de 1900
 

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just grabbing a half hour to peruse these pictures..in this one

http://www.laboiteverte.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/tour-du-monde-and-siamese-pavilion.jpg

under the 'greened trees' there a pair of men in white overalls apparently cleaning windows...they are much smaller than the windows and need the A ladders to clean them. compare their size to the ghostly type of figure in the doorway to the right and that comparison suggests this photo is a mash up of some description and the overall image who would take a picture framed this way with the subject matter all obscured?
or am i comparing boys in white overalls with a man?
 
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Hi, I notice that you have taken this tweet from a Rennie Mackintosh House tweet page. Is there any reason relating to Tartaria that you follow this page or is it just co-incidence? I ask because I grew up a few houses down from 78 Derngate, Northampton so I have a personal interest. Is it due to Rennie Mackintosh being active during the late 19th early 20th century, when a lot of this cover up was going on. Most of these topics tend to relate to architecture in large cities, but it appears to be a phenomenon also occur in smaller settlements also.
 

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