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The Jamaica International Exhibition took place from January 27 – May 2, 1891 in Kingston, Jamaica. J. Fleury’s Sons wrote to the Secretary of the Canadian Department of Agriculture in August, 1890 to inquire about the process of exhibiting their products in Jamaica. How should the implements be shipped? Would there be any duty on the exhibits entering Jamaica? What products are suitable to send? These are a few of the questions that were posed.
The efforts of J. Fleury’s Sons to exhibit in Jamaica paid off – the Directors of the Jamaica Exhibit awarded them a silver medal and diploma for their Plows and Straw Cutters. Overall the exhibition was a great success for Canada – the only country to have its own separate exhibition building.
A letter handwritten in clear large cursive, letterhead is from Aurora Agricultural Works.
A letter handwritten in clear large cursive, letterhead is from Aurora Agricultural Works.
A wide black and white photograph of an ornate building with a domed rotunda.
The Main Exhibition Building at the Jamaica International Exhibition, which measured 510’ long, 81’ wide and 114’ tall. Image Courtesy of the Jamaican Historical Society.
Letter from J. Fleury’s Sons to the Secretary of the Canadian Department of Agriculture, 1890, Courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada, 74441-74470
A drawn map of the grounds of the 1891 Jamaican Exhibition.
Jamaica International Exhibition Plan, 1891. Image Courtesy of the Jamaican Historical Society
A graphical image of a farm implement with a large flywheel.

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