There were 3960 exhibitors of which not less than 3253 received medals!
World’s fairs originated from the French tradition of national events, a custom that culminated together with the French Industrial Exposition of 1844 placed in Paris. This fair was shortly followed by other national exhibitions in continental Europe.
This 10th French exhibition took place in the meantime constructed buildings in the Carré de Marigny in the Champs-Elysees, where then even the great World’s Fair in 1855 had its premises. It was one in a series of eleven French national industrial expositions.
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