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In Pictures: History of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

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Painting of the Eiffel Tower at the Exposition Universelle in 1889
A depiction of the Eiffel Tower at the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

A depiction of the Eiffel Tower at the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

Georges Garen, 1889. Public domain.

Georges Garen's 1889 painting of a newly inaugurated Eiffel Tower lit spectacularly for the Universal Exhibit of 1889 gives a dramatic sense of the tower's unveiling in Belle-Epoque Paris.

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