The Eiffel Tower, sheet music, c 1888.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph showing a 'representation of the tower to be built at the Paris Exhibition 1889, height 975 feet'. Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) designed the world-famous tower, built for the International Exhibition of Paris in 1889 which commemorated the centenary of the French Revolution. Construction started in January 1887 and was complete on 31 March 1889. Illustration on the cover of 'La Tour Merveilleuse', (the Wonderful Tower), a polka by P Fahrbach.