Imperial International Exhibition

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EXPO London 1909
BIE-class Unrecognized exposition
Name Imperial International Exhibition
Countries 9
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
City London
Venue White City
Coordinates 51°30′45″N 0°13′39″W / 51.5126°N 0.2275°W / 51.5126; -0.2275
Opening 20 May 1909
Closure October 1909

The Imperial International Exhibition was a world's fair held in White City, London in 1909.[1] The exhibition was opened by the Duke of Argyll on 20 May 1909 and continued for five months before closing in October.[2][3]

This was the second of five exhibitions to be held at London's White City (following the Franco-British Exhibition and preceding the Japan–British Exhibition) and retained many of the 1908 exhibitions but on larger grounds and with additional amusements including an alpine railway.[3][4]

This gave the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the three members of the recently agreed Triple Entente.[4] As part of this France displayed a Dahomey (now Benin) village; and Russia a Kalmuk camp.[4]

Austria, China, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Persia also participated.[3]

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  1. ^ "Entrance to Hipp Sport History 2 White City 1908 Olympics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "28 May 1909 - IMPERIAL EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WORK. LO.." Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Papers Past — Poverty Bay Herald — 22 May 1909 — IMPERIAL EXHIBITION". Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "White City Exhibitions - Exploring 20th Century London". Retrieved 30 July 2010. 

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