In 1939 the world was treated to two World's Fairs. While the New York one is the better known of the two, San Francisco also entertained visitors with the Golden Gate International Exposition. Held on the newly built Treasure Island, the GGIE was a smaller event, featuring pavilions with striking architectural designs, fountains, statues and colorful floral displays. The Exposition failed to earn a profit in 1939 but was able to return for a shorter second season in 1940. The GGIE is also known as the 1939-40 San Francisco World's Fair.
Take a trip back to the days of The Golden Gate International Exposition! Images from my collection are available for purchase on CD.
Sit back and enjoy a look back at some of the popular pavilions from the Fair. Sample photos from the CDs are presented here for your enjoyment along with information on some of the pavilions and exhibits. I hope to be updating this section soon!
IMAGES OF AMERICA: THE 1939-1940 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD'S FAR - THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
My newest book is due out on May 10! The book covers the GGIE from its early planning days, the amazing construction of Treasure island, and the beautiful buildings and gardens of the Golden Gate International Exposition. This was a story I have been long interested in telling and I'm thrilled the book is finally done and on sale.
Click on the cover for details on how to order.
POSTCARDS OF AMERICA: THE 1939-1940 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD'S FAR - THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Released in conjunction with the Images of America book, this set of 15 postcards features views of the fair. Published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their "Images of America" series, the set will be released on May 10, 2021. Click on the cover image to order your copy. The set is also available at major booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.