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Arrival of VIPs for Official Opening of Cork Exhibition
Arrival of VIPs for Official Opening of Cork Exhibition

Arrival of VIPs for Official Opening of Cork Exhibition 1902

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Arrival of VIPs for Official Opening of Cork Exhibition 1902

1 mins United Kingdom

The Cork International Exhibition was one of many similar events held in Victorian and Edwardian times. Industrial and machinery halls had pride of place, but entertainments on offer included a water chute, a switchback railway, a 'temperance restaurant', a shooting gallery, a creamery and an aquarium. The original pavilion and fountain survive in what is now Fitzgerald's Park.

This film was commissioned by George Green, one of the most successful showmen to pioneer fairground cinema, who secured the exclusive fairground and filming rights to the Cork International Exhibition. In December 1901 Green placed an advertisement in The Showman inviting bids for the supply of the "very best Cinematograph outfit it is possible to procure", but warning that "makers of second rate machines and takers of inferior, unsteady, out of focus films will save their own time (and also mine) by ignoring this advert."

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Exhibition buildings Exhibitions Carriages (horses) Cork (city)

Collection

The Great and the Good Edwardians at Leisure

Released

1902

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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