Brochure for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, by Unknown, 1915, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, A brochure for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California, in 1915. 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 at the exposition..