Celebrating San Francisco’s Slavic Communities during the 1915 Expo.

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SKU: NL-01401 Category: Tag:
Cartographer(s): Cardinell-Vincent Co.
Date: 1915
Place: San Francisco
Dimensions: 119.5 x 19.5cm (47 x 7.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG+


This is a rare panoramic photograph taken to commemorate “Slavonic Day” (September 20, 1915) at San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The camera is oriented towards the west, with the impressive “Tower of Jewels” at the right and the Palace of Fine Arts in the background at the center. Banners indicate several social and fraternal organizations dedicated to communities of immigrants from various nations, whose flags appear with the U.S. flag throughout the photograph. Prominent members of the San Francisco elite appear in the front rows towards the center, including Mayor James Rolph.



Only one other example of this photograph is known to exist, held by the University of California Berkeley as part of the Edward A. Rogers collection of Cardinell-Vincent Company and Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographs.


Cardinell-Vincent Co.

The Cardinell-Vincent Company was the official photographer of the Panama Pacific International Exposition. The company employed over 150 employees under the direction of president John D. Cardinell. Among their briefs was setting up photographic galleries on the grounds and organizing the enterprise into different departments. The company was disbanded upon the completion of the exposition.

Cardinell-Vincent Co. produced a range of official photographs, including several panoramic views. A number of these photos still exist in various public and private collections, including the de Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco.

Condition Description

Minor wear at some of the edges.