Prospectus for the Irish International Exhibition, 1907 Dublin (Herbert Park, Ball's Bridge).
(Ireland - 20th Century - Irish International Exhibition)

Dublin, Ireland: Irish International Exhibition, 1907. F 29 pages; this is the prospectus for the exhibition. Front cover lists the president, the Marquess of Ormonde and a list of the vice-presidents, the secretary and chief executive officer; the executive offices were at the event's Herbert Park location. Illustrated in black and white throughout, with a few artist's conceptions of exhibit buildings and also with Dublin city sights for the inquiring visitor. The text gives a history of the exhibition, with information on its inception, which occurred after a proposal for establishing an Institute of Commerce for Ireland in 1903. Also mentioned are the various delays to progress, finding an adequate site for the exhibition; also provided are a description of Herbert Park and that "...Buildings of great extent and highly ornate design, strictly in keeping with the natural beauties of the park, and suitable for all the purposes of a great International Exhibition, are, under the supervision of Messrs. Kaye-Parry & Ross, Consulting Architects to the Exhibition, being erected by Messrs. Humphreys, Limited of London and Dublin..." and going on to describe the structures. Listed too are the various sections, "Irish Industries, History and Education, Fine Arts, including Photography, Engravings, &c. Electricity, Motors, Women's Section, Cottage Industries" and more. Including the scope of the exhibition, objects, proposed music and entertainments, additional attractions and a history of Dublin. On the last page is a rubber stamp advertising "Passage Tickets. Second and Third Class via White Star, Cunard, Anchor and American Lines. At Regular Office Rates. Irish Emigrant Society 51 Chambers St. and 29 Reade St." Original stapled paper wrap covers, back cover with a view of Kingstown Harbour. Approx. 5 " x 8 " size; covers very chipped and worn, detached, with a long closed tear to front. Good Paperback (Item ID: 25511)

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