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Fairs and Expositions Collection, 1893-1967
1999-2  
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Series Description

 

I. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1914-1915 , (collection dates 1915-1967)

 

A. Exhibit Booths and Buildings

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by architect.
Consists primarily of photographs of large fair buildings such as Henry Bacon's Court of Four Seasons, and drawings of smaller company buildings such as Gillette Razor Company's exhibit booth.
 

B. General

Scope and Content Note

Contains maps, bird's-eye views, a Commonwealth Club Booklet on the architecture of the fair, postcards, photographs of the fair, paintings of the proposed Palace of Fine Arts, and ground plans by the artist Hilliker.
 

C. 1967 Palace of Fine Arts Reconstruction

Scope and Content Note

Contains two drawings from the reconstruction of the Palace of Fine Arts.
 

II. Panama-California Exposition, Balboa Park, San Diego, 1915 , (collection date 1915)

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs and postcards of the fair. A large number of photographs of this fair are also located in the Paul Thiene Collection, (1962-1).
 

III. Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francsico, 1939 , (collection date 1939)

 

A. Exhibit Booths and Buildings

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of specific buildings.
 

B. General

Scope and Content Note

Contains plans and bird's-eye views of the fair.
 

IV. California Fairs , (collection dates 1894-1935)

 

A. California Midwinter Fair, San Francisco, 1894

Scope and Content Note

Contains seven portfolios of photographs of the fair and California scenes.
 

B. Mechanics Fair, San Francisco, 1913

Scope and Content Note

Consists of one photograph of the interior of an exhibit.
 

C. America's Exposition, San Diego, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of postcards.
 

V. Non-California Fairs , (collection dates 1893-1906)

 

A. Centennial International Exhibition, 1876

Scope and Content Note

Consists of one lithograph print of the Art Gallery.
 

B. World's Columbian Exposition

Scope and Content Note

Contains one lithograph print of the California Building.
 

C. Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of watercolor renderings of the Russian Exhibit.
 

D. Jamestown Exposition

Scope and Content Note

Consists entirely of drawings for the United States Government Buildings.