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.