Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco: the pavilions and setting of the exposition. Colour process prints, 1915.

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Unnumbered colour plate mounted on front cover (not repeated inside). Each plate is accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Final plate folds out showing aerial view of the whole exposition site

Description of the tenth plate (Palace of Liberal Arts and Tower of Jewels by night) describes "flood lighting" in terms which suggest it was a novelty


San Francisco : Pacific Novelty Co., [1915]

Physical description

32 prints : process prints, printed in colours, mounted on light brown paper and sewn with matching brown cord ; mounts 25.5 x 33 cm


Views of the Panama-Pacific international exposition, in natural colors


Wellcome Collection 37408i


1. Colonnade of the Palace of Fine Arts. 2. The Rotunda, Palace of Fine Arts. 3. Court of Abundance ... the celebrated Brangwyn murals. 4. Tower of Jewels, showing Palace of Manufactures at right and Palace of Liberal Arts at left. 5. Tower of Jewels and Central Exhibit Palaces illuminated. 6. Western Entrance, Palace of Liberal Arts, from Court of Palms. 7. Festival Hall, across the Great South Gardens. 8. Festival Hall and Tower of Jewels by night. 9. Palace of Manufactures. 10. Palace of Liberal Arts and Tower of Jewels by night. 11. Tower of Jewels from Great South Gardens. 12. Court of the Universe, looking toward Arch of the Rising Sun. 13. The Palace of Horticulture and part of the Great South Gardens. 14. Niche in the Court of the Universe. 15. Palm Avenue, looking toward Tower of Jewels. 16. Half Dome, Court of Four seasons, by night. 17. Tower of Jewels across the Great South Gardens. 18. Palace of Liberal Arts and Fountain of Energy. 19. Avenue of Progress. 20. A view in the Great South Garden. 21. The Tower of Jewels from the south. 22. Palace of Fine Arts. 23. Arches of the Rising Sun and the Setting Sun. 24. The Great South Gardens. 25. Northern entrance to the Court of the Universe. 26. California State Building. 27. Palace of Transportation and Palace of Agriculture from the waterfront. 28. Mullgardt's Tower and Court of Abundance. 29. Tower of Jewels, and Statue "End of the Trail". 30. Tower of Jewels illuminated. 31. Aeroplane view Main group of exhibit palaces, Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Creator/production credits

Final plate (folding aerial view) bears credit: © 1914 Gabriel Moulin


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