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Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris photographs

1931
 Collection
Accession: 1998-290

Abstract

The Paris Colonial Exposition was a six month exhibit held outside of Paris, France in 1931 displaying the culture and resources of the colonial possessions of France. Opening May 6, 1931, the exhibition was visited by an estimated crowd of seven to nine million people. This collection includes twenty eight photographs of architectural renderings of buildings at the exposition, two photographs of models of buildings, six photographs of the actual buildings (some under construction), and one portrait photograph of M. Marcel Oliver (circa 1880s-1940s), an organizer of the event and former Governor-General of Madagascar. Each photograph is stamped on the back and has the name of the architect responsible.

Dates

  • 1931

Creator

Extent

37 item(s)

General Physical Description

37 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Historical Note

The Paris Colonial Exposition was a six month exhibit held outside of Paris, France in 1931 displaying the culture and resources of the colonial possessions of France and some other participating countries. Opening May 6, 1931, the exhibition was visited by an estimated crowd of seven to nine million people. The buildings and grounds of the event covered over 500 acres and included recreated villages and buildings found in its colonies, including Angor Wat. People from these colonies populated the exhibit and performed demonstrations of arts and crafts, music and cooking.

Scope and Content

This collection includes twenty eight photographs of architectural renderings of buildings at the exposition, two photographs of models of buildings, six photographs of the actual buildings (some under construction), and one portrait photograph of M. Marcel Oliver, an organizer of the event and former Governor-General of Madagascar. Each photograph is stamped on the back and has the name of the architect responsible.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

French


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris photographs
Status:
Date:
2016
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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