Belgian Belle Epoque Vintage Exhibition Poster ‘LIEGE’ by Heri Bellery Desfontaines, 1905
32 Countries (29 official, 3 unofficial) represented at this World Fair in 1905, with a whopping 105 pavilions available for viewing in the Gardens.
The exposition received over 7 million visitors, 15,000 vendors, & covered 52 acres. It is said to have made 75,117 Belgian Francs.There were many attractions, including an exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arts. The magnificent Palais Des Beaux Arts building housed the Musee d’Art Moderne. The building is used still today!
Check out some Black and White photos here.
Intended to show Liege’s industrial importance it also marked 75 years of Belgian independence, and 40 years of Leopold II’s reign.
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