Early Exhibitions in Niagara - 1850

Niagara made the international news back in December 1850.

The Illustrated London News wrote a short article on the 5th Upper Canada Agricultural Association exhibition held in the Town of Niagara. It was noted as the best fair yet and boasted over 20,000 visitors. "As a whole, the Exhibition proved not merely the excellence of Upper Canada as an agricultural country, and the skill with which its farmers are turning that excellence to account, but also that there is a spirit abroad which will not rest satisfied unless the rate of progress for the future, at least, equals that of the past." Great job NOTL!

A fine sketch by G. F. Price of Toronto accompanied the article. The hand colouring occurred later.

This item can be found in the Brock University Archives.

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