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PPIE at San Francisco, CA 1915
In 1915, San Francisco held one of the most fantastic World's Fairs the country has ever seen—the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Ostensibly to honor the completion of the Panama Canal, the exposition went much further in its grandeur and broad scope as these photos attest.

These are authentic photos from the official expo photographers, the Cardinell Vincent Company.
Most have the embossed stamp of the photographers and are generally in very good to excellent condition with minimal warping, foxing, etc.
(which are quite common to photos that are over 100 years old).

Please click on the thumbnails for enlargements.
You are encouraged to visit www.sanfranciscomemories.com for more history and background of the P.P.I.E.

Darvill's Rare Print Shop was located in San Francisco in the late 1920s through the 1930s and our founder,
Fred T. Darvill, Sr., amassed a huge collection of original PPIE photos. We are proud to offer them here.
Please check back often, as we are constantly adding to the site from this impressive historical treasure of original photographs.

The photos below are the original 1915 P.P.I.E. photos that were printed on heavy photo paper and would have been sold to fair-goers.
They are not modern reproductions!
The photos are generally in very good to excellent condition, but they are over 100 years old and some mild warping of the paper is to be expected.
Any major flaws will be noted.

To jump to a certain type of original antique photograph from the PPIE, please click on one of the below links
The Mullgardt Tower

The Mullgardt Tower, Mullgardt's Tower

original 100+-year-old photos of The Mullgardt Tower (or Mullgardt's Tower) from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-1 SEPIA
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$40
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-2 BUFF
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-3 B/W
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: none
$30
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-4 SEPIA
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: none
$45
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-4 SEPIA (B)
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: light spotting at top
$40
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Abundance
MULLGARDT-5 SEPIA
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$40
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Abundance
MULLGARDT-6 SEPIA
(5 1/2" x 9 1/4")
Condition notes: VERY faint dent in upper right
$20
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Abundance
MULLGARDT-7 BUFF
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: faint light spots in sky
$30
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Abundance
MULLGARDT-8 B/W
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$25
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Ages
MULLGARDT-9 SEPIA
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$40
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Ages
MULLGARDT-10 B/W
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-11 SEPIA
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$30
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-12 SEPIA
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: light specks in upper left
$30
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-13 B/W
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$30
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower, Court of Ages, Fountain of Earth
MULLGARDT-14 BUFF
(7" x 10 7/8")
Condition notes: some soiling and crinkling at top, edge/corner wear
$30
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-15 B/W
(7 7/8" x 10")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$25
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Abundance
MULLGARDT-16 B/W
(9 3/4" x 7 3/4")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, a couple of dark specks in sky area
$25
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower and The Court of Abundance
MULLGARDT-17 B/W
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$25
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-18 BUFF
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$35
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-19 B/W
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, pinholes in corner margins (not in image area), light specks in sky area
$35
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-20 BUFF
(6 7/8" x 10 7/8")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, some crumpling at top edge
$25
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-21 BUFF
(10" x 16 1/4")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$45
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-22 BUFF
(12 1/4" x 18 1/4")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$45
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-23 B/W
(13 3/8" x 19")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges
$45
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-24 BUFF DIFFUSED
(13 1/8" x 18 3/4")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, photo is intentionally "diffused" for a dreamy effect
$35
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-25 BUFF
(12 1/4" x 18 1/8")
Condition notes: smudges and specks in sky area
$40
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-26 BUFF
(12" x 19 3/4")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear
$45
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-27 BUFF
(12" x 19 1/2")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower
MULLGARDT-28 BUFF DIFFUSED
(19 3/4" x 15 3/8")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear; darkroom shadow upper edge
(photo is intentionally diffused for a "dreamy" effect)
$40
 
Mullgardt Tower
The Mullgardt Tower looking through arches to the Court of the Universe
MULLGARDT-29 HAND COLORED DIFFUSED
(19 3/4" x 15 3/4")
Condition notes: light silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear
(photo is intentionally diffused for a "dreamy" effect)

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