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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
re 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

PPIE statues and art

original 100+-year-old photos from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

The Rising Sun statue
"The Rising Sun"
ART-1BW
(4 7/8"x 6 3/4")
Condition notes: none
$10
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2BW
(4 7/8"x 6 3/4")
Condition notes: none
$15
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2SEPIA
(6 1/2"x 8 1/2")
Condition notes: none
$25
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2SEPIA (B)
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2BUFF (B)
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2BW (B)
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$35
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2SEPIA (C)
(6 1/4"x 8 1/2")
Condition notes: none
$15
 
The Setting Sun statue
"The Setting Sun"
ART-2SEPIA (D)
(5 5/8"x 9 1/2")
Condition notes: minor edge/corner wear
$20
 
The Setting Sun statue
[Palace of Fine Arts, Setting Sun, Embrace]
ART-2BUFF (E)
(6 1/2"x 3 3/4")
Condition notes: minor edge/corner wear
$20
 
Duck Baby statue
"Duck Baby"
ART-3BW
(5 1/8"x 7")
Condition notes: dark exposure
$10
 
The Saviour
"The Saviour"
ART-4SEPIA
(3 1/2"x 5 1/2")
Condition notes: this is a 'real photo' postcard with typical postcard text on the back (unused postally)
$20
 
Centaur
"Centaur"
ART-5SEPIA
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$25
 
Centaur
"Centaur"
ART-5BW
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
sold
The Kiss
[couple kissing]
ART-6 HC
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: hand-colored photo
$25
 
Cinderella
"Cinderella"
ART-7BW
(5 3/4"x 7 7/8")
Condition notes: matted, some age toning
$15
 
The Mother of Tomorrow
"The Mother of Tomorrow"
ART-8BUFF
(6 3/8"x 8 3/8")
Condition notes: none
$20
 
The Birth of Venus
"The Birth of Venus"
ART-9BUFF
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$20
 
Cleopatra
"Cleopatra"
ART-10BUFF
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$20
 
Cleopatra
[unidentified, muse with harp]
ART-11BUFF
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: margin is somewhat age-toned
$20
 
Sapho
"Sapho"
ART-12BUFF
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: margin is somewhat age-toned
$25
 
Kneeling Figure at the Altar
"The Kneeling Figure"
ART-13BUFF
(10"x 8")
Condition notes: none
$20
 
Kneeling Figure at the Altar
"The Kneeling Figure"
ART-13SEPIA
(10"x 8")
Condition notes: none
$25
 
Spring
"Spring"
ART-15BUFF
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: outer margins are a bit soiled, not affecting image area
$20
 
Bondage
"Bondage"
ART-16SEPIA
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: none
$40
 
Bondage
"Bondage"
ART-16BUFF
(8"x 10")
Condition notes: fox mark middle portion of image
$30
 
Nations of the East
"Nations of the Orient"
ART-17SEPIA
(10"x 8")
Condition notes: none
$30
 
Nations of the East
"Nations of the Orient"
ART-17BUFF
(10"x 8")
Condition notes: some 'silvering" around edges, a couple of spots in upper portion of image
$25
 
Nations of the East
"Nations of the Orient"
ART-17BW
(10"x 8")
Condition notes: some 'silvering" around edges
$25
 
fountain of ceres
"Fountain of Ceres" looking toward the Court of Four Seasons
ART-18SEPIA
(10"x 8")
Condition notes: see scratch in upper middle of image.
$10
 
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Beauty and the Beast"
ART-19SEPIA
(9 7/8"x 7 7/8")
Condition notes: discoloration on right of fountain (sepia ink?)
$10
 

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