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Panorama around the Eiffel Tower

Stand in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower and tour the pavilions of Paris's Exposition Universelle of 1900

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent


You'll see no more than the feet of the Eiffel Tower in this film of Paris's famous Exposition Universelle in 1900. But as the camera moves, in a series of four panning shots that form a circle, you can see many of the spectacular pavilions built especially for the world's fair - from the oriental-inspired architecture of the Tour du Monde section to the magnificent Palais de l'Electricité, illuminated by more than 5,000 lamps - and the bustling crowds.

This film was made by the Warwick Trading Company, an early American film production outfit run from a London office. Warwick specialised in actuality and travel films, which were shot all over the world. In a time when few people could afford to travel, these movies brought far-flung sights to the first film audiences.