World Exhibition Paris 1878

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May 1, 1878 - October 31, 1878


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Netherlands

Netherlands at the Exhibition Paris 1878

The Dutch national facade, which represents the exterior of a Dutch town house, is perhaps a little cold; but it cannot be denied a certain elegance.

The facade we saw at the Champ de Mars is somewhere between French and Spanish art.

It is built entirely of brick, which does not make it casual.

The house is topped by a belfry.

Inside the exhibition, the Dutch windows are guarded by naval soldiers in black uniforms, decorated with red borders; on the front of their kepi, also black, the national crest is embroidered in gold.