1878 Paris

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
52,800 exhibitors
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.





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