30/11/2022

1884, Turin IT – Italian General Art & Industrial Exhibition

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1884 Turin

Name:Italian General Art & Industrial Exhibition
(Esposizione Generale Italiana)
Dates:29 Apr – 19 Nov 1884
Days:205 days
Venue:Parco del Valentino. left bank of River Po – 42 ha (104 acres)
Theme:Promoting Italian art and industry
Exhibitors:14,237 – from 37 countries
Awards:
Visitors:3,000,000, admission 0.50 liras
Legacy:No data

These were confused times. In May 1882 Italy joined a secret Triple Alliance with Austro-Hungary and Germany, which was regularly renewed until WWI.


In 1884 Bismarck’s held his conference on Africa to try to define the European empires approach to dividing up Africa, seeking a prominent role for Germany, one unintended outcome was to establish the Congo as the personal fiefdom of the Belgian King Leopold.

1884 poster



Pavilions were organized into broad categories: agriculture, didactics, fine arts, literary productions, manufacturing industries, mechanical industries, nutrition. scientific innovations, mining industries and welfare.


The Politeama was built as a 4,000 spectator arena for the Swiss Eduard Wulff’s Equestrian Circus, that
was touring Italy in the mid-1880s. It consisted of horse acts, accompanied by an orchestra, and featured
150 artistes and 94 animals.

1884


The event included performances by François Bidel, a lion tamer and there were balloon ascents made by
Eugène Godard.

Valentino’s Castle

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