Brussels International 1910
Exposition Universelle et Internationale was a world's fair held in Brussels in 1910 from 23 April to 1 November. This was just thirteen years after the previous Brussels world's fair.
Poster for the World Fair of 1910 in Brussels
|Name||Exposition Universelle et Internationale|
|Area||88 hectares (220 acres)|
|Venue||Solbos, Jubelpark, Tervuren|
|Opening||23 April 1910|
|Closure||1 November 1910|
|Previous||Milan International (1906) in Milan|
|Next||Esposizione internazionale dell'industria e del lavoro in Turin|
It received 13 million visitors, covered 220 acres and lost 100,000 Belgian Francs.
A major site for the exhibition was the Mont des Arts, although the site was largely demolished during the post-war construction process of Brusselization.
26 countries participated, including France and Germany whose Attaché des Reichskommissars was Heinrich Albert.
The fine art section included modern art loaned by the French including 3 works each by Monet, Rodin and Renoir and 2 works by Matisse. Painters who participated included the Belgian Aloïs Boudry who won a silver medal, and the French Adrien Karbowsky.
The altarpiece of the St. Jan Berchmans Church, Brussels was presented.
The Belgian engineer Jean-Baptiste Flamme exhibited his new Type 10 pacific locomotive.
There was a big fire on 14 and 15 August which gutted several pavilions.
The Hotel Astoria, Brussels was built for the fair, and is now a protected monument.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Expo 1910.|
- Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p206
- Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p415
- Findling and Pelle, Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions, 9780786434169 p209
- "Albert, Heinrich (Friedrich)(German)". Bundesarchiv. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Fire at the Expo - The World's Fair Community". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
- "Humor Picture of the Day - The World's Fair Community". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
- Official website of the BIE
- Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1910 - hundreds of postcards and pictures
- 1910 Brussels (BIE World Expo) - approximately 75 links