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Views of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915
BANC PIC 1958.016 -- ALB  
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Description
The Views of the Panama Pacific International Exposition albums contain 462 photographic prints taken by William Hood of the Cardinell-Vincent Company, the official photographers of the Exposition. The albums document in great detail the structures and grounds of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (P.P.I.E.), held in San Francisco in 1915. The albums predominantly picture the architecture, sculpture, painting, gardening, and illumination featured at the P.P.I.E. Notable P.P.I.E. highlights pictured in the collection include the Palace of Fine Arts, the Tower of Jewels, the South Gardens, Festival Hall, the Palace of Horticulture, the Court of the Universe, the Court of Abundance, and the Column of Progress. Architects whose works are pictured in the albums include Bernard Maybeck; George W. Kelham; Thomas Hastings; Bakewell and Brown; McKim, Mead and White; Louis Christian Mullgardt; W.B. Faville; Robert Farquhar; W. Symmes; Ward and Blohme; and Henry Bacon. Other artists whose work is featured include sculptors A. Stirling Calder, James Earle Fraser, Edward Berge, Haig Patigian, Leo Lentelli, Albert Jaegers, A. Phimister Proctor, Chester Beach, Furio Piccirilli, Daniel Chester French, Robert I. Aitken, Eugene Louis Boutier, and Edgar Walter; and painters William de Leftwich Dodge, Frank Brangwyn, Edward Simmons, Robert Reid, Edward Trumbull and H. Milton Bancroft. The gardens of the P.P.I.E. were designed by John McLaren, superintendent of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, while the Exposition's illumination was directed by Walter D'Arcy Ryan.
Extent
462 photographic prints; compiled in 3 leather-bound albums, each measuring 19 x 24 cm. 462 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
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