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Ray M. Mann, Jr. Color Slides of Golden Gate International Exposition
SFP 100  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ray M. Mann, Jr. Color Slides of Golden Gate International Exposition
    Dates: 1940
    Collection Number: SFP 100
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1 folder with 74 color slides
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Collection of 74 color slides from the early 1940s, San Francisco. The majority of the collection are 62 color slides that document the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, San Francisco.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center’s Photo Desk hours.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Ray M. Mann, Jr. Color Slides of Golden Gate International Exposition. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Gift. 2000-53

    Biography/Administrative History

    The amateur photographer was Ray Mitchell Mann, Jr. born in 1917 in Oregon. Mann lived in Monterey County most of his life. When he attended the Golden Gate International Exposition, he was 20 years old, a resident of Salinas and worked as a clerk. Mann passed away in Pacific Grove in 1994.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection of 74 color slides from the early 1940s, San Francisco. The majority of the collection are 62 color slides that document the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island, San Francisco. The shots are mostly exteriors of the Fair buildings including Tower of the Sun, Federal Building and the National Cash Register. There are 20 slides of night scenes of the Fair and 15 slides of the synchronized swimming performance Billy Rose’s Aquacade. The shots of San Francisco (12 total) include general views, the United Artists Theater, theaters on Market Street, Golden Gate Park, and Union Square.