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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 Palace of Horticulture (or Horticulture Palace) from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-1 SEPIA
(9 7/8" x 7 7/8")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-2 B/W
(9 7/8" x 7 7/8")
Condition notes: none
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-3 BUFF (?)
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: edge/corner wear
$25
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-4 SEPIA
(9 7/8" x 7 7/8")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-5 B/W
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear
$30
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-6 SEPIA
(9 7/8" x 7 7/8")
Condition notes: minor toning around edges of margin
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-7 B/W
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear
$40
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-8 B/W
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear
$40
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-9 B/W
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-10 BUFF
(8 1/2" x 5 3/4")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear
$25
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-11 SEPIA
(7 7/8" x 9 3/4")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-12 BW
(8" x 10")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-13 BW
(9 3/4" x 7 3/4")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges
$35
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-14 BW
(7 7/8" x 9 7/8")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-15 SEPIA
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear and foxing in upper margin only
$30
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-16 BUFF
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges
$25
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-17 B/W
(10" x 8")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges
$15
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-18 BUFF DIFFUSED
(19 3/4" x 12")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear

(this photo is intentionally diffused for a "dreamy" effect)
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-19 BUFF
(19 1/2" x 15 1/4")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear including dog ear crease upper right corner, some paper stuck to photo in upper left quadrant (probably will come off if wetted)
$30
 
The Palace of Horticulture
The Palace of Horticulture
HORTICULTURE-20 B/WF
(14 3/4" x 19")
Condition notes: slight silvering around edges, minor edge/corner wear, some discoloration in lower right corner and upper left corner (not terribly distracting)
$30
 

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