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Guinea - Expo Paris 1900

Guinea at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1900

A large chief's hut comprising two circular huts with conical roofs and joined by an outer gallery covered with thatch; each hut has a ground floor and a first floor. This is the Guinea pavilion. Specimens of all the products of this country are gathered there; the most numerous and the most remarkable are samples of wood and ivory. The collections of weapons of all kinds belonging to Dr. Macland and Henri Bonnassous, colonial administrators, are very beautiful.

It is regrettable to have to note, however, the absolute lack of local colour in this pavilion, which most visitors browse through without showing much curiosity.

Guinea is, however, important enough to merit a large and beautiful exhibition, justifying the pains taken to organise its exploitation and inspiring confidence in its economic future.