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Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographic souvenir viewbook

1916
 Collection
Accession: 1995-253

Abstract

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

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 item (viewbook) with photographic prints : b&w ; 2 x 3 in. with photographic prints folded to 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.

Historical Note

The Panama-Pacific International 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. The fair grounds were built on over 600 acres of filled-in marshland, which is now known as the Marina District. Exhibit halls were built by 31 nations and many U.S. states. Close to 19 million people attended the fair to take in exhibits on the arts, industry, agriculture, and invention. The exposition was a great success and an economic boon for San Francisco.

Scope and Content

The item is a small novelty souvenir viewbook designed to look like a suitcase with a string handle. The suitcase opens up to display fifteen attached, folded halftone photographic views of the San Francisco area. The inside cover is printed Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, 1916. The outside includes the words, Foster & Orear Confectioners.

Location

GL Box 1

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographic souvenir viewbook
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin
Language of description note:
English

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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