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Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915
BANC PIC 1969.035--PIC  
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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

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    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.