"Since the mid-19th century, Universal Expositions were held in Paris every eleven years. In 1889, the event coincided with the centennial of the French Revolution. The commissioners rejected plans for a 300-meter-tall guillotine, selecting Gustave Eiffel's tower instead." This site features photos from the fair, including images of the Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts. From the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.