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Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915
BANC PIC 1969.035--PIC  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
31 photographic prints, 36 x 27 cm. or smaller; 1 photomechanical reproduction of painting, mounted, 25 x 36 cm. 32 digital objects
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is available for use.