Sunday, April 17, 2016

The 1915 WORLD'S FAIR

 1915 pan pacific expo coaster
from Wikipedia:
". . . to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal . . . widely seen in the city
as an opportunity to showcase its recovery from the 1906 earthquake."
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo turnstiles entrance
 One of the entrance locations: all had improved turnstiles
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo ticket
 Fifty cents per-day admission ticket . . .
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo
. . . or sneaking in by hot air device
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of dome
Click images twice for fantastic full size
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of giant columns
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    

1915 pan pacific expo arches
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo Underwood giant typewriter photograph
A 14 ton functioning typewriter
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo, Fageol Motors Fadgl train photograph
Fageol Motors made transporters, nicknamed by the public as 'Fadgl trains'.
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of ornamental sculpture
1915 pan pacific expo ornament
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of the Tower of Jewels
The Tower of Jewels was covered with 102,000
colored cut-glass gems
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo color by Jules Guerin
Artist Jules Guerin designed all external colors.
That's not him in the bushes is it?
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo, large photo
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo, large photo of the Joy Zone
A midway area known as 'The Joy Zone'  Click closer
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo, large photo of the Aeroscope
The Aeroscope slowly raised two stories of 120 spectators.
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo National Women's Party Freedom Booth, large photo
An interesting bunch, The National Woman's Party were invited.
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of the green wall
A part of the Green Wall of Mesembryanthemum
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of visitors
"Have we seen this already? I'm tired."
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 pan pacific expo photo of giant doorway
"Yes it's beautiful, but my feet hurt."
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR, Jules Guerin illustration
    
1915 WORLD'S FAIR
    
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