Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915

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Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915

Collection number: BANC PIC 1969.035--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Date: 1915
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1969.035--PIC
Photographer: Cardinell-Vincent Company
Extent: 31 photographic prints, 36 x 27 cm. or smaller; 1 photomechanical reproduction of painting, mounted, 25 x 36 cm. 32 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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

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Preferred Citation

[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.

Indexing Terms

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.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Funding

Finding aid and digital representations of archival material funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

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 painting.

Container Listing

 

"Fountain of the Rising Sun" (Adolph A. Weinman, sculptor), Court of the Universe (McKim, Mead & White, architects). Hand-colored. BANC PIC 1969.035:01--PIC

 

West facade, Festival Hall (Robert Farquhar, architect). Hand-colored. BANC PIC 1969.035:02--PIC

 

Court of the Four Seasons (Henry Bacon, architect). "Harvest," atop half-dome; columns "Rain" (left) and "Sunshine" (right) (Albert Jaeger, sculptor). Hand-colored. 10412½. BANC PIC 1969.035:03--PIC

 

Tower of Jewels (Thomas Hastings, architect). Hand-colored. BANC PIC 1969.035:04--PIC

 

Tower of Jewels (Thomas Hastings, architect), from Court of the Universe (McKim, Mead & White, architects). Hand-colored. 4481. BANC PIC 1969.035:05--PIC

 

Colonnade, Palace of Fine Arts (Bernard R. Maybeck, architect). Hand-colored. 6321. BANC PIC 1969.035:06--PIC

 

Lagoon, Palace of Fine Arts (Bernard R. Maybeck, architect). Hand-colored. BANC PIC 1969.035:07--PIC

 

South facade, Palace of Varied Industries (W.B. Faville, architect). Portal sculpture by Ralph Stackpole. Hand-colored. 2846. BANC PIC 1969.035:08--PIC

 

Spanish plateresque doorways, Northern Wall. Sculpture in niches by Allen Newman. 6349. BANC PIC 1969.035:09--PIC

 

Eastern colonnade, Tower of Jewels (Thomas Hastings, architect); "Gateway of All Nations" mural (William de Leftwich Dodge, painter); "The Fountain of Youth" (Edith Woodman Burroughs, sculptor). BANC PIC 1969.035:10--PIC

 

"The Fountain of El Dorado" (Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor), western colonnade, Tower of Jewels (Thomas Hastings, architect). BANC PIC 1969.035:11--PIC

 

Entrance to [Palace of] Liberal Arts from Court of Palms (G.W. Kelham, architect). 10837½. BANC PIC 1969.035:12--PIC

 

"Autumn" (Furio Piccirilli, sculptor), northeast corner, Court of Four Seasons (Henry Bacon, architect). BANC PIC 1969.035:13--PIC

 

Piazzetta, Italian Pavilion. BANC PIC 1969.035:14--PIC

 

Piazzetta, Italian Pavilion. Hand-colored. BANC PIC 1969.035:15--PIC

 

Piazzetta, Italian Pavilion. BANC PIC 1969.035:16--PIC

 

Court of Palms, with Italian Towers (G.W. Kelham, architect); "The End of the Trail" (James Earle Fraser, sculptor). From Avenue of the Palms. 10404½. BANC PIC 1969.035:17--PIC

 

Piazzetta, Italian Pavilion. Hand-colored. 20242½. BANC PIC 1969.035:17a--PIC

 

Portal, Palace of Varied Industries (W.B. Faville, Architect). Hand-colored. H103. BANC PIC 1969.035:18--PIC

 

"The Scalp" (Edward Berge, Sculptor). At Palace of Fine Arts (Bernard R. Maybeck, architect). Hand-colored. H176. BANC PIC 1969.035:19--PIC

 

"The Fountain of the Earth" (Robert I. Aitken, sculptor). In Court of Abundance, or Court of the Ages (Louis Christian Mullgardt, architect). Hand-colored. 7139? BANC PIC 1969.035:20--PIC

 

"Wild Flower" (Edward Berge, sculptor), garden exhibit, South Peristyle (Curved Colonnade), Palace of Fine Arts (Bernard R. Maybeck, architect). Hand-colored. BANC PIC 1969.035:21--PIC

 

"The Genius of Creation" (Daniel Chester French, sculptor). Avenue of Progress, at entrance to Palace of Machinery (Ward & Blohme, architects). 11388½. BANC PIC 1969.035:22--PIC

 

"The Genius of Creation" (Daniel Chester French, sculptor). 6288. BANC PIC 1969.035:23--PIC

 

"The North Sea," detail from "Fountain of Energy" (A. Stirling Calder, sculptor). 3094. BANC PIC 1969.035:24--PIC

 

A [A rthur] F. Mathews. "Victorious Spirit". [North Arch, Court of Palms.] 6043. BANC PIC 1969.035:25--PIC

 

Arch of the Setting Sun, topped with "The Nations of the West" (designed by A. Stirling Calder, with collaboration of Leo Lentelli and Frederick G.R. Roth); "Fountain of the Setting Sun" (Adolph A. Weinman, sculptor). Court of the Universe (McKim, Mead &) BANC PIC 1969.035:26--PIC

 

Arch of the Rising Sun, topped with "The Nations of the East" (designed by A. Stirling Calder, with collaboration of Leo Lentelli and Frederick G.R. Roth); "Fountain of the Rising Sun" (Adolph A. Weinman, sculptor). Court of the Universe (McKim, Mead & W) BANC PIC 1969.035:27--PIC

 

[Skipped.] BANC PIC 1969.035:28--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Brangwyn Mural. ["The Fountain," one of two panels of the mural "Water" (Frank Brangwyn, painter). Southeast corner, Court of Abundance, or Court of the Ages. 10329½.] BANC PIC 1969.035:29--PIC

 

Half dome, Court of Four Seasons. [Henry Bacon, architect. "Harvest" (atop half dome), and columns "Rain" (left) and "Sunshine" (right) (Albert Jaeger, sculptor).] BANC PIC 1969.035:30--AX

 

Palace of Fine Arts. [Lagoon and colonnade. Bernard R. Maybeck, architect.] BANC PIC 1969.035:31--AX

 

The Victorious Spirit. Mural Painting by Arthur F. Mathews. Panama-Pacific International Exposition. [Full-color reproduction.] BANC PIC 1969.035:32--AX