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June 3, 2015

Female Javanese dancer Ca.1889

Photos of Female Javanese dancer, full-length portrait, seated, in costume, Paris Exposition, 1889
Female Javanese dancer - Paris Exposition, 1889
The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a World's Fair held in Paris, France from 6 May to 31 October 1889.

It was held during the year of the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, an event considered symbolic of the beginning of the French Revolution. The fair included a reconstruction of the Bastille and its surrounding neighborhood, but with the interior courtyard covered with a blue ceiling decorated with fleur-de-lys and used as a ball room and gathering place.