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IT'S COOL ON TREASURE ISLAND / GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION. 1940.
28x21 1/2 inches, 71x54 1/2 cm. Condition B+: expertly-repaired tears, creases and minor overpainting in margins. Printed on thick paper, mounted to linen.
The 1939-1940 World's Fair in San Francisco was held on a man-made island in the Bay known as "Treasure Island." The exposition was a celebration of the completion of the two main bridges, Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay, and as a "Pageant of the Pacific." A plaque on Treasure Island explains, "This artificial island was constructed of bay sand in 1936-7 and was the site of the Golden Gate International Exposition, Feb. 18, 1939-Sept. 29, 1940. Tall towers, gigantic goddesses and dazzling lighting effects turned the island into a 'magic city.' The exposition celebrated the ascendancy of California and San Francisco as economic, political and cultural forces in the increasingly important Pacific region. Treasure Island has been a U.S. Naval station since 1941." Rare.