The Paris Exposition of 1900

Date:
Tuesday, 06/11/2019
Time: 6:00 pm

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As a new century approached, France saw an opportunity to showcase new technology and cultural progress.  The world was changing and many cultures along with it.  Eight years in the planning allowed many nations and French colonies to showcase their life styles and products. Nearly 50 million people attended the Expo.  Art Nouveau dominated the structures and many products.  John Philip Sousa and his entire band were invited to attend and presented a specially composed march titled “Hands Across the Sea”.  Ragtime music was rampant and could be heard in many of the restaurants and cafes throughout Paris.  The Eiffel Tower glowed with many new lights.  Visitors enjoyed the Palace of Electricity, the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais in addition to the the Paris Opera.  The Expo featured automobiles, trains, moving pictures, phonographs, a giant Ferris wheel and the latest in clothing styles and home furnishings along with hundreds of other products. Edison’s film crews captured the fun of riding the moving sidewalks.  France succeeded in bringing together the hopes and dreams for the new century.

Please join historian John Hauger for this slide show presentation and learn more about this momentous event. Memorabilia will be on display.

Register at the Adult Service desk or call the library at 734-426-4477.


6:00 PM 6:00 PM America/Detroit The Paris Exposition of 1900

As a new century approached, France saw an opportunity to showcase new technology and cultural progress.  The world was changing and many cultures along with it.  Eight years in the planning allowed many nations and French colonies to showcase their life styles and products. Nearly 50 million people attended the Expo.  Art Nouveau dominated the structures […]

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