New York International Exposition of 1853

Interaction between Europe and U.S.

: Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
: July 14, 1853 - November 1, 1854
: New York (Bryant Park)
No. of visitors
: 1.15 million

This was the first U.S. international exposition, which was strongly influenced by the first London International Exposition of 1851. This U.S. event is renowned for having exhibited a steam elevator by E. G. Otis. However, what truly characterized the event was the display of many collections of sculptures and pictures, which considerably affected subsequent international expositions. Although the event ran a deficit, it was significant in that it promoted multi-cultural interactions between Europe and the American continent.


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