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Snap Shooting Around the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939
BANC PIC 1992.034--ALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Snap shooting around the Golden Gate International Exposition
    Date: 1939
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1992.034--ALB
    Photographer: P. T. Glass
    Extent: 5 albums (560 photographic prints) 193 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/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Snap shooting around the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939, BANC PIC 1992.034--ALB, 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.
    Selected items were digitized or re-digitized at a later date.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased 1991

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of five albums of black and white photographs taken by P. T. Glass of the Golden Gate International Exposition. The exposition was held from February 18 to October 29, 1939 on Treasure Island to celebrate the recent openings of the Golden Gate and Oakland Bay bridges. More than 10 million people visited the exposition. A reorganized exposition was held on the site May 25 through September 29, 1940.
    The photographs in albums 1-4, often humorously titled, were taken between February 18 and October 29, 1939 as Mr. Glass, sometimes accompanied by his wife, parents, and friends, returned repeatedly to the exposition. The views are mostly exterior shots of the various structures, landscaping, and exhibits of the exposition. Exhibits pictured include the Court of the Seven Seas, Sun Tower, Court of the Moon, Sunken Gardens, Court of Reflections, Star Lady, Arch of Triumph, and Court of Flowers. Many architectural features are shown, as well as statues, fruit displays, and some activities such as the Marimba band, and a musical drill by Canadian mounted police.
    Album 5 appears to be an album of proofs. These photographs are smaller in size than the photographs in the other albums. Many are duplicates of photographs in the first four albums. Dates and apparent photographer's numbers are written next to the photographs on the album pages. Captions have been supplied for this album in the container listing.