South American Continental Exhibition
The South American Continental Exhibition (Exposición Continental Sud-Americana) was held in Buenos Aires from 14 March to 31 July 1882.
|South American Continental Exhibition|
Nicolás Avellaneda honorary chair of the committee
|Name||South American Continental Exhibition|
|Organized by||Industrial Club of Buenos Aires|
|Opening||14 March 1882|
|Closure||31 July 1882|
|Previous||Melbourne International Exhibition (1880) in Melbourne|
|Next||1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition in Barcelona|
|Other||Exposition internationale des vins, Bordeaux, France|
The fair was organised by the Industrial Club of Buenos Aires who had organised an industrial exhibition in Buenos Aires in 1877. Julio A Roca (president) inaugurated the exhibition with the honorary chair of the committee Nicolás Avellaneda stating that the exhibition represented industrial progress.
Exhibits and prizes
Prize winners included the Brazilian photographers Marc Ferrez, Insley Pacheco. and the Brazilian 'Esberard Glass and Crystal' company.
Pascual Ortega Portales from Chile received the second prize for paintings.
A historical show was announced on the 15 March 1882. This was to cover the history of the River Plate with sections including "Argentinian prehistorical", "Columbian era", numismatics, paintings, prints, manuscripts, maps (including nautical maps) and furniture.
The tone of the exhibition was debated with Estanislao Zeballos of the exhibition organising committee arguing that war trophies that could embarrass potentially participating nations (Brazil and Paraguay) be excluded.
- "LA EXPOSICIÓN CONTINENTAL SUDAMERICANA (15-3-1882) El arcón de la historia Argentina" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Relics and Selves: Iconographies of the National in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, 1880-1890". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Exposição Continental de Buenos Aires (1882 : Buenos Aires, Argentina) | Enciclopédia Itaú Cultural" (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "Esberard, Brazil - Carnival Glass - Carnival Glass Worldwide". Retrieved 20 November 2017.
- Biografy about Pascual Ortega Portales , Portal del Arte