20/05/2022

1875, Santiago CL – Chilean International Exhibition

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1875 Santiago

Name:Chilean International Exhibition
Dates:16 Sep 1875 – 16 Jan 1876
Days:122 days
Venue:39 acres
Theme:Recent technological and scientific advances
Exhibitors:from 20 countries
Awards:
Visitors:
Legacy:

The event was organised by the National Agricultural Society. It was supported and opened by the Federico Errázuriz Zañartu, the President of Chile 1871-5, he had organised several other exhibitions of industry but this was the most significant.

Organiser’s published proposal

It was originally scheduled to run until 31 Dec 1875, but was extended to 16 Jan 1876.

It was held in a magnificent palace purpose built for the exhibition in the Quinta Normal de Agricultura. It is today within the Quinta Normal Park, the palace is now the Chilean National Museum of Natural History.

1875 Santiago venue

For the event there were two long buildings, which formed the machinery gallery and the Rose Innes pavilion, housing threshing machines. There was also a restaurant.

1875 Santiago Palacio de la Exposición

The venue also provided a Belgian and a French pavilion. Other participating nations were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Switzerland, The United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

1875 Santiago Bronze Medal

Exhibitors included Onofre Jarpa, the Chilean landscape painter of the Romantic movement who was awarded a medal.

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