Monday, August 4, 2008

GGIE Week - Distant View

All this week, I'm celebrating the Golden Gate International Exposition, which was held on an artificial island near San Francisco in 1939-1940. From Monday through Friday I'm opening up my postcard collection to share some of my favorite images from that exposition, the Pacific Coast's answer to the 1939-40 NYWF.

Quoting from the back of the card: "From the slopes of Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate International Exposition, located on Treasure Island constructed on adjacent shoals, acquires an aspect of romance. In center, the four-hundred foot Tower of the Sun."

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