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The Court of Abundance at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California – 1915.

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The Fake Ruin, the Real Ruin, and the Ruin in Waiting

Recently, I have visited three places in San Francisco which are geographically close to each other, and together, make a statement about the temporary nature of everything people build, and how deal with it. 1,028 more words


A Fair to Remember: Colored Lantern Slides at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

One century ago, San Francisco’s 1915 World’s Fair closed its doors, ending one of the most unique events in American history.  For 288 days, the fair brought together an odd array of individuals that seemingly belong in different chapters of the history textbook.  621 more words


Not Pie, Silly, PPIE

Get thee to San Francisco before the new year!Panama-Pacific International Exposition

About the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

February 20, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing San Francisco—its recovery from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire and its world trade potential. 45 more words

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Domoto Trident Maple

On February 20, 1915, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, a year-long fair showcasing new technology, fine art and wonders from around the world. 443 more words


San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for San Francisco’s world’s fair, officially called the Panama Pacific International Exposition in honor of the opening of the Panama Canal in August 1914. 423 more words


Champions, Duke Kahanamoku and Frances Cowells, 1915.


Duke Kahanamoku and Frances Cowells, two of America’s greatest swimmers. The Duke was the hero of the last Olympiad and is the holder of several world’s records, while Miss Cowells holds four American records. 55 more words

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