The Exposition Universelle 1900, commonly known as the Paris Exposition, was held in Paris from April 15 to November 12, 1900 to commemorate the progress and development of the past century. With more than 50 million visitors, it is regarded as one of the most successful international exhibitions.
The Brooklyn Museum uploaded a set of photographs on this exhibition to Flickr Commons in 2008. These images are from the collections of William Henry Goodyear, who was a respected and published art historian and the first Curator of Arts (1899-1923) at the Brooklyn Museum.
For a unique experience, visit the George Peabody Library to browse our rare books on this exposition. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902) is another excellent resource for articles on the topic; a search for Paris Exposition of 1900 displays several articles and many illustrations on the exposition. You may also wish to consult the resources listed on the French history page of the History subject guide. Or to relive the excitment yourself, check out YouTube for rare footage of the fair and a 3D reconstruction.