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Albert Bender and the PPIE

There will be much talk in the coming year about the centennial of the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915. This¬†world’s fair was a spectacular and significant event for San Francisco, less than a decade after much of the city was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. 850 more words

Albert Bender

NOVEMBER 4: Start of the trail for sculptor James Earle Fraser

ON THIS DATE in 1876, James Earle Fraser was born in Winona, Minnesota. At fifteen he made his first model of his iconic The End of the Trail… 192 more words

The Panamanian Connection Pt 3: Judgment of Paris

Those of you who have followed this blog since its inception are familiar with my particular interest (read: borderline neurotic fixation) in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which took place in San Francisco in 1915. 721 more words

Historical Oddity