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California Midwinter International Exposition and California Photograph Album
SFP 111  
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Description
The buckskin bound photograph album contains 27 photographic prints documenting the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California as well as other significant locations in California.
Background
The California Midwinter International Exposition was held in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco from January 1 to July 9, 1894. The inspiration for the Fair was the World's Columbia Exposition at Chicago the previous year. The Midwinter Fair, as it became known to be, sought to promote California's mild, salubrious year-round climate, as well as to portray its beauty and wealth of diverse resources. In addition to featuring exhibits from counties throughout the state, the Exposition invited other states and nations to exhibit wares and customs characteristic of their regions.
Extent
1 photograph album (27 photographic prints); album 20 cm x 23.5 cm, prints 13 cm x 18 cm (largest print)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.