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The Cork International Exhibition: 1902-1903: A Snapshot of Edwardian Cork.


The Cork International Exhibition: 1902-1903: A Snapshot of Edwardian Cork

Daniel Breen and Tom Spalding

Irish Academic Press


351 pages




Citing 1902/03 as a unique time of comity, cooperation, collaboration, and community spirit in an otherwise divisive chronology of Irish history, Breen and Spalding memorialize the period when the International Exhibition of Manufactures, Arts, Products and Industries came to Edwardian Cork, using text, drawings, and a multitude of photographs of the leading lights, visitors, and workers. They look at the origins and history of the International Exhibition tradition and trace its development from the mid-nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth century. There are 10 chapters: introduction; opening Day--a city on display; timekeepers of progress; making an exhibition of ourselves; aenot grit enoughAE?; the architecture of the Cork International Exhibition; the educational and industrial exhibits; tourism, royal visits, amusements and entertainments; exhibiting culture--displaying art, music and sport; the legacy of the 1902 and 1903 Cork exhibitions. There is authorAEs note, bibliography, appendixes, notes, and illustrations. Distributed in the US by ISBS. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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