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,
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.
original 100+-year-old photos from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915
(more sculptures, art, exhibits of the 1915 PPIE)