Birds-eye View Postcard from the Panama-Pacific Exposition

ID: SIA2012-7609 (front) and SIA2012-7610 (back)

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: 1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Box 87, Folder: 9A

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Postcard from the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California. The postcard shows a birds-eye view of the exposition grounds. The exposition was intended to illustrate the function and administrative faculty of the government of the United States and to demonstrate the nature and growth of its institutions, their adaptation to the wants of the people, and the progress of the nation in the arts of peace and war. The Smithsonian Institution contributed an exhibit focusing mainly on ethnology.


Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915: San Francisco, California)


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For other postcards from the Panama-Pacific Exposition, see: SIA2012-2560, SIA2012-2561, SIA2012-2840, SIA2012-2841, SIA2012-3554, SIA2012-3555, SIA2012-3556, SIA2012-3557, SIA2012-7597, SIA2012-7598, SIA2012-7599, SIA2012-7600, SIA2012-7601, SIA2012-7602, SIA2012-7603, SIA2012-7604, SIA2012-7605, SIA2012-7606, SIA2012-7607, SIA2012-7608, SIA2012-7611, SIA2012-7612, SIA2012-7613, SIA2012-7614.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Box 87, Folder: 9A

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  • Exhibitions
  • Ethnology
  • San Francisco, California
  • Expositions


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ID Number

SIA2012-7609 (front) and SIA2012-7610 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 3.5w x 5.5h ; Type of Image: Postcard ; Medium: Paper

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