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Scope and Content
Collection Title: Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1969.035--PIC
31 photographic prints, 36 x 27 cm. or smaller; 1 photomechanical reproduction of painting, mounted, 25 x 36 cm.
32 digital objects
The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
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Abstract: The Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition collection contains 31 photographic prints of the 1915 Panama-Pacific
International Exposition taken by the Cardinell-Vincent Company, the official photographers of the Exposition.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Information for Researchers
Collection is available for use.
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction
of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See:
[Identification of item], Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, BANC PIC 1969.035--PIC, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley
Digital Representations Available
Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image
files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto
35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD
files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
McLaughlin, Emma Moffat, 1880-1968. Emma Moffat McLaughlin papers.
California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
Online Archive of California.
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Exhibitions -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs.
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
Finding aid and digital representations of archival material funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the
The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (P.P.I.E.), held in 1915 in San Francisco, commemorated the opening of the Panama
Canal in July of that year and sought to display to the world the recovery of San Francisco from the devastating earthquake
and fire of 1906. Conceived as early as 1904, the extravagant P.P.I.E. covered circa 300 acres along the picturesque bayside
Marina district of San Francisco. Temporary palaces, towers, gardens, fountains and miscellaneous attractions were constructed,
creating a diverse yet harmonious "city of domes," which combined Spanish and Italian baroque designs with those of Byzantium
and the Orient. In addition to inviting nations from all over the world to erect buildings and exhibits on the grounds, the
P.P.I.E. also employed a distinguished array of architects, sculptors, painters and other artisans to develop the design of
the larger palaces and courts. The Exposition was held from February 4 to December 4, and attracted circa 19 million visitors.
The only original structure remaining on site from the Exposition is Bernard Maybeck's Palace of Fine Arts, which was restored
in the 1960s. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, built in 1924 at San Francisco's Land's End, is a replica of France's
palace of the same name, which was originally replicated for the P.P.I.E. as the French Pavilion.
Scope and Content
The Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition collection contains 31 photographic prints of the 1915 Panama-Pacific
International Exposition taken by the Cardinell-Vincent Company, the official photographers of the Exposition. Attractions
of the Exposition featured in the collection include the Palace of Fine Arts, the Tower of Jewels, the Court of the Universe,
the Court of Abundance, the Court of Four Seasons, the Court of Palms, Festival Hall, and the Italian Pavilion, as well as
various paintings and sculptural works. Architects, sculptors and painters whose work is featured in the collection include
Bernard Maybeck, A. Stirling Calder, Thomas Hastings, George W. Kelham, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, James Earle Fraser, Edward
Berge, Robert I. Aitken, Louis Christian Mullgardt, Daniel Chester French, Arthur F. Mathews, Adolph A. Weinman, Robert Farquhar,
Frank Brangwyn, Henry Bacon, and Albert Jaeger.
Several of the prints are hand-colored. The collection also includes a mounted color photomechanical reproduction of an Exposition