mercredi 15 avril 2015

History - First participation of Dominican Republic in a World Expo... Paris 1889

This is the first time that this tiny republic appears in an Expo, but we can say that it has won the first time a very honorable rank. True, it has the good fortune to possess a minister in Paris, Baron Alméda, who is a man of wit and good taste, and very rich.

The pavilion of the Dominican Republic, built by Messrs. Courtois et Suffit, architects, occupies an area of ​​about 200 square meters. The expense totaled fifty thousand francs as provided by the Republic as individuals and members of the Committee that Baron Alméda is president.

Visitors will find inside this pavilion samples of all the products of the country; exotic wood, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tobacco, minerals, waxes, etc., and, what is most worthy of notice of manufactured products, such as soaps, rum, spirits, etc.

The various districts of the Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Samana, Azua, Bayahouda, etc., held in honor of taking part in this expo, like a large number traders of Le Havre and Paris who are into business relations with this country.

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