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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 100+-year-old photos from the official expo photographers, the Cardinell Vincent Company

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 Tower of Jewels from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

Tower of Jewels and Manufacturing Building

The Tower of Jewels
(and Manufacturing Building)

TJ-1BW
(8"x10")


$25
(Black and White)

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-2BW
(8"x10")


$25
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-3BUFF
(8"x10")


$30
(Special Buff or Light Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-4BUFF
(8"x10")


$30
(Special Buff or Light Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-4BW
(8"x10")


$20
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-5BUFF
(8"x10")

$30
(Special Buff or Light Sepia)



Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-6SEP
(7 3/4"x9 3/4"—no outer border)


Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-7SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-7BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-8SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-8BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-9BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-10BUFF
(8"x10")


$30
(Special Buff or Light Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-10BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-11BUFF
(8"x10")


$30
(Special Buff or Light Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-12SEP
(8"x10")


[tear in right margin, some soiling]
(Sepia or Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-12SEP/BUFF
(8"x10")

[some soiling left margin outside of image area]

$40
(Sepia or Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-12BUFF?
(8"x10")


$35
(Light Buff? or Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-13SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-13BUFF
(8"x10")


$35
(Light Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-13BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-14SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-14BUFF
(8"x10")


$35
(Light Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-14BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-15SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-15BUFF
(8"x10")


$35
(Light Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-15BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels
(and Manufacturing Building)

TJ-16SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels
(and Manufacturing Building)

TJ-16BUFF
(8"x10")


$35
(Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels
(and Manufacturing Building)

TJ-16BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-17SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-18SEP
(8"x10")


 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-18BW
(8"x10")


$25
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-19SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-19BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-20SEP
(8"x10")



(scratch upper right, easily coverable by mat)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels
(and Avenue of Palms at night)

TJ-21SEP
(7.5"x9.5"
slight edge damage, no margin)


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels
(and Avenue of Palms at night)

TJ-21BUFF
(8"x10")


$40
(Buff)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels
(and Avenue of Palms at night)

TJ-21BW
(8"x10")


$35
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-22SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-22BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-23SEP
(8"x10")


sold

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-24SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-24BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-25SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-25BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-26BW
(8"x10")


$25
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-27SEP
(8"x10")


$35
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-27BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-28BW
(8"x10")


$30
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-29SEP
(8"x10")


$50
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-30BW
(8"x10")


$25
(Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-31BW
(8"x10")


 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-32SEP
(8"x10")


$50
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-32BUFF/BW
(8"x10")


$35
(Special Buff? / Black and White)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-33SEP
(8"x10")


$50
(Sepia)

 

Tower of Jewels

The Tower of Jewels

TJ-33BUFF?/BW
(8"x10")


$35
(Special Buff?/Black and White)

 

Exposition by Night

Exposition by Night

TJ-56BUFF?/BW
(7.75"x3.75")


$20
(Special Buff?/Black and White, thinner photo paper)

Exposition by Night

[Exposition by Night]

TJ-57 SEPIA
(9.675"x7.75")


$40

Exposition by Night

[Exposition by Night]

TJ-57 BW
(9.25"x7.375")


$35

Exposition by Night

[Exposition by Night]

TJ-58 SEPIA
(9.75"x7.875")


$35

Exposition by Night

[Exposition by Night]

TJ-58 BW
(9.75"x7.75")


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(more Tower of Jewels photographs)

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

Panama Pacific International Exhibition home page