Title:[George Grau photographs of the Golden Gate International Exposition and Asian Americans in San Francisco]
Creator/Contributor:Grau, George, creator, photographer.
Creator/Contributor:Pix Publishing, photographer.
Professional views of the Golden Gate International Exposition held on Treasure Island, and of Asian-Americans in San Francisco.
Exposition views include construction, buildings, sculpture and statuary, fashion models posing in various locations, exhibitions
and entertainment. One image depicts Eleanor Roosevelt taking part in a parade; another depicts one of the main buildings
on fire. Some night views are present, including a fireworks display. Asian American images were taken at least in part during
World War II, perhaps to illustrate the patriotism of these communities; images include portraits of Chinese Americans and
Japanese Americans, views of San Francisco's Chinatown, parades and other public performances, Christian church scenes, arts
and crafts, and scenes of everyday life (home, school, eating, etc). One image includes Chinese models with "U.S.O. for U.S.A."
donation cans; another shows Asian U.S. military veterans. Images include much traditional Chinese and Japanese attire.
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
Asian Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Models (Persons) -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- Asian Americans -- Photographs
Treasure Island (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs
Title devised by cataloger.
Backs of a few prints include photographer's stamp: "Photo by Pix Publishing, Inc., 250 Park Avenue, New York City... Please
credit: George Grau, Pix."
George Grau photographs of the Golden Gate International Exposition and Asian Americans in San Francisco, BANC PIC 2020.021,
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Barney Chapman ; 2019.
108 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints ; chiefly 26 x 21 cm (8 x 10 format)
BANC PIC 2020.021--PIC box 1