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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.

hese 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

original 100+-year-old photos of the Peristyle and Colonnade at the Palace of Fine Arts, from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 held in San Francisco, California

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-1SEP
(5 5/8"x9 1/2")

Condition notes: uneven trim at top; light dog-ear crease lower left corner; no margins

$20
(Buff/Light Sepia?)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-2BW/BUFF
(6"x9 1/2")

Condition notes: light scuffing in sky area; light dog-ear crease lower left corner; no margins

$20
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-3SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: unobtrusive scuffs in sky; darkroom fingerprint on left side column (could be covered with a mat)

$25
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-4SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: narrowish lower left margin

$30
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-4BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: narrowish lower left margin; very light scuffing in sky area

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-5SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-6SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: faint scuffing in sky area

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-6BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: light browning to extreme outer edges of paper

$25
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-7SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: corner wear upper left

$30
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-7BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: light corner wear

$25
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-8SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: unobtrusive spot in sky

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-8BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-8BUFF2
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-9SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: unobtrusive light scuffing in sky

$30
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-9BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-10SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: 2 unobtrusive spots in upper left corner

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-10BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: unobtrusive spots in center

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-10BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: light browning on right side (possibly darkroom related)

$30
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-11SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-11BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: minor scuffing in sky

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-11BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: light darkroom related spot in lower left corner

$30
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-12BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-13BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-14BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: extra wide margins

$35
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-15SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: faint scuff in sky

$25
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-15BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$30
(Speical Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-16BW/LIGHT BUFF?
(8"x10")

Condition notes: lighter exposure at bottom and lower left corner

$35
(Black and White or possibly a light Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-17BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: a couple of spots in sky area

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-18BW/LIGHT BUFF?
(8"x10")

Condition notes: a few unobtrusive specks

$25
(Black and White or possibly a light Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-19BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$25
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-20SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-20BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-20BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-21SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-21BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: "silvering" around edges

$30
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-21BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: "silvering" around edges

$35
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-22SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-22BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: "silvering" around edges; unobtrusive brown spot in sky; lower right corner bumped

$25
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-22BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: "silvering" around edges

$35
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-23SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: narrow lower margin

$30
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-23BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: "silvering" around edges; narrow bottom margin

$25
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-23BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: "silvering" around edges; narrow bottom margin

$30
(Black and White)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-24SEP
(8"x10")

Condition notes: light browning in upper right corner margin

$35
(Sepia)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-24BW
(8"x10")

Condition notes: none

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-25BUFF
(8"x10")

Condition notes: dampstains? rusty-colored-liquid marks, possibly during developing...not as prominent as they appear in our scans, but noticeable.

$15
(Special Buff)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-26BW
(10"x8")

Condition notes: surface scratch on middle left of image; upper right corner crease

$15
(BW)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-27SEPIA
(5 1/2"x9 3/8")

Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear

$25
(SEPIA)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-28BUFF
(5 5/8"x9 1/4")

Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear, silvering around edges

$20
(BUFF)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

The Peristyle and Colonnade

COL-29BW
(8"x6")

Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear

$25
(BW)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts

Colonnade and lagoon

COL-30 HC
(10 7/8"x7")

Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear

$40
(HAND-COLORED)

Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-31HC BUFF DIFFUSED
(13 7/8"x10 3/4")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear, spots on right edge; photo is intentionally "diffused" for a dreamy effect
$45
(HAND-COLORED BUFF)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-32 BUFF
(19"x11 5/8")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear, some spots in sky
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)
$45
(BUFF)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-33 BUFF
(12" x 19")
Condition notes: paper loss lower right corner, smudges and specs in upper sky
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)
$50
(BUFF)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-34 BUFF DIFFUSED
(10 3/4" x 18")
Condition notes: mild edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo, some spots in sky; photo is intentionally diffused for a "dreamy effect"
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)
$60
(BUFF)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-35 SEPIA
(14 1/4" x 19 1/4")
Condition notes: edge/corner wear and bends, light silvering around edges of photo, some spots in sky; photo is intentionally diffused for a "dreamy effect"; scuff mark on upper-middle-right
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)
$75
(SEPIA)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-36 SEPIA
(13 5/8" x 19 1/8")
Condition notes: minor edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo, some soiling in upper right sky
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)
$75
(SEPIA)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-37 BW
(13 5/8" x 19 1/8")
Condition notes: soft crease lower left corner, light silvering around edges of photo, some soiling in sky
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)
$40
(B?W)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-38 B/W
(15" x 19 1/2")
Condition notes: edge/corner wear and bends, light silvering around edges of photo
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark areas at the top and the right are just shadows caused by the curl)
$75
(SEPIA)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-39 B/W
(19 1/8" x 27 1/2")

Condition notes: edge/corner wear and bends, light silvering around edges of photo
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the right and the reflection on the left are just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$100
(B/W)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-40 BUFF
(27 3/4" x 19 1/2")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the top is just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$100
(B/W)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-41 BUFF
(29" x 19 5/8")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the top is just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$100
(B/W)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-42 H/C BUFF
(13" x 19 7/8")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo; some scuffing of image; short tear at top
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the top is just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$75
(HAND-COLORED BUFF)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-43 BUFF
(15 3/4" x 26 1/2")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo;
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the right and the reflection on the left are just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$100
(BUFF)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-44 HAND-COLORED
(18 3/4" x 27 7/8")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo; short tear top middle
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the right and the reflection on the left are just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$200
(HAND-COLORED)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-45 HAND-COLORED
(20" x 28")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo; short tear top middle
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped and the dark area at the right and the reflection on the left are just caused by the curl when taking the photo)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$225
(HAND-COLORED)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-46 HAND-COLORED
(19 7/8" x 28")

Condition notes: slight edge/corner wear, light silvering around edges of photo
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$225
(HAND-COLORED)
Peristyle, Colonnades, Palace of Fine Arts
The Peristyle and Colonnade
COL-47 HAND-COLORED
(19 1/4" x 28")

Condition notes: edge/corner wear including tears on right side, light silvering around edges of photo
(photo is curled on the sides, so photo appears warped)

NOTE: THIS EXTRA LARGE PHOTO MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE TO DELIVER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE OR EMAIL US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

$175
(HAND-COLORED)

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