International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art

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The International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art was a World's fair[1] held in Edinburgh in 1886[2]

Summary[edit]

The exhibition was held in The Meadows.[3] It was opened on 6th May by Prince Albert Victor[4] and ran to 30th October, occupied 30 acres, had 2,770,000 visits and made £5,555 profit.[2]

The Meadows

Exhibits[edit]

Exhibits included an Old Edinburgh Street exhibit which included reconstructons of, by then, demolished buildings of the Royal Mile including the Netherbow Port,[5] Czech violins, Turkish embroidery and Scotch whisky[4] Neilson and Company of Glasgow exhibited the Caledonian Railway Single steam locomotive.

Legacy[edit]

The Zetland and Fair Isle exhibit gave Edinburgh city whale jawbones which now form an arch on Jawbone Walk.[6] The Brassfounders Column from the Exhibition was moved from the Meadows to Nicolson Square.

The Brassfounders Column from the Edinburgh International Exhibition

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ExpoMuseum / 1884 - 1900". Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Pelle, Findling, ed. (2008). "Appendix B:Fair Statistics". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 414. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9. 
  3. ^ "The Meadows, Edinburgh (UK)". Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bartholomew Archive Blog". Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Marshall Wane  -  International Exhibition 1886  -  A book of ten prints". Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Whale Jawbone Arch, Meadows. At the intersection of Jawbone Walk and Melville Drive. Given to the ci…". Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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