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Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographic souvenir viewbook

Accession: 1995-253

The item is a small novelty souvenir viewbook from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It opens up to display fifteen attached, folded halftone photographic views of the San Francisco area. The exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco for nine months in 1915. The official reason for it was to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal. It also furnished a platform to showcase a revitalized San Francisco that had been devastated by the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.

Dates: 1916

Sun-Maid Raisin Maidens photographs

Accession: 2010-208

The California Associated Raisin Company was established in 1912 as a cooperative business of raisin growers. The company serviced as a packing house for participating raisin growers, where raisins could be stored, processed, packed, and shipped from a centralized location. This small collection consists of six photographs of a group of young women dressed in the costume of the Sun-Maid Raisin Maiden at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.

Dates: 1915

"The Disston History," compiled by Elizabeth B. Satterthwaite manuscript and photographs, copies

Accession: 1977-227

Henry Disston & Sons, Inc. was a major manufacturer of saws and other woodworking tools and one of the largest industrial firms in Philadelphia. Henry Disston (1819-1878) founded the company in 1855. The firm remained in family control until 1955. This collection consists of a two-volume typescript "The Disston History," a genealogy of the Disston family, and a company history of Henry Disston and Sons, Inc., compiled by family members and genealogist Elizabeth B. Satterthwaite (1856-1948) in 1920. The copy images in the collection include portraits of Disston family members, board members, and employees and interior and exterior images of the Disston Saw Works in Tacony, a suburb of Philadelphia.

Dates: circa 1850-1920

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Farm produce 1
Genealogies 1
Iron and steel workers 1
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) 1
Saw industry 1
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