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Name of Object:

The opening of the exhibition, by Blass. M. Carnot and his entourage, pass under the Eiffel tower

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France

Date:

1889

Type of object:

Cartoon

Artists:

Cartoonist: J. Blass

Museum Inventory Number:

QB-1 (1889-05-05)

Description:

The Eiffel tower was opened in March 1889 by the President of the Republic, Sadi Carnot, in the presence of several foreign rulers. This inauguration, taking place at a moment of great political tensions, gave rise to many sarcastic comments mocking how the government was using the Exposition Universelle (world fair) for its own gain.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

QB-1 (1889-05-05)

Citation of this web page:

 "The opening of the exhibition, by Blass. M. Carnot and his entourage, pass under the Eiffel tower" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;115;en&id=cartoons_and_caricatures

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 115