One of the major areas of the exposition was the area of cultures. At the height of the imperialistic era and the age of Western expansion, France built a "Hall of the colonies" to feature the cultures of the lands that they occupied as well as other cultures throughout the world. Included were reprocutions of homes and architectures of various cultures as shown in l'Histoire de l'habitation (history of habitation) from the same volue of La Nature cited on the Technology page of this site. Also described in the same review were "red skin" exhibits featuring Bill Cody from the United States.

l'histoire de l'habitations