1878 Paris Exposition Universelle – International Exhibition
Open date May 1
Close date November 10
Size acres A total area of 192 acres, with 70 acres under cover
Attendance paid 13 000 000
Attendance total 16 032 000
Loss FR 31 million
Thomas Edison’s industry inventions got a lot of attention. Among other things the phonograph. But even greater admiration brought the electric light, which in June for the first time threw light over the exhibition buildings.