This collection consists of 2 folders and three volumes documenting the history and financial aspects of the 1939 Golden Gate
International Exposition. Folder 1 contains undated building and cost estimates, recommendations for estimates and drawings
detailing cross sections of the sea wall.
It has been said that with two great bridges in the course of construction, there began in San Francisco, in about 1933, a
substantial feeling that a celebration or exposition should be held to commemorate their completion. As the plans for an exposition
developed, it seemed fitting that its theme should be man's progress in communication, transportation, trade and industry,
since these were the fields symbolized by the bridges. The San Francisco business community promoted a celebration because
it would probably stimulate business activity as the expositions in San Francisco in 1915, Chicago in 1933 and San Diego in
1935-1936 had done.
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