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.
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.
31 photographic prints, 36 x 27 cm. or smaller; 1 photomechanical reproduction of painting, mounted, 25 x 36 cm.
32 digital objects
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.
Collection is available for use.