San Francisco Public Library

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Panama Pacific International Exposition

Take a virtual tour of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) of 1915 with this official map from the fair.

Click a location on the map to view a photograph of that site.

The Library’s collection contains many more images of the PPIE and other San Francisco fairs. Browse a list of Digitized Images by Subject to view a sample the PPIE images that have been digitized. Over 2,000 images documenting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition have been added to the online database. Start with a keyword search. Browse the Subject Guide to view subject headings for the entire PPIE photo collection, including those not available online.

More non-digitized visual materials to explore for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition include the Postcard Collection, Panorama Collection, Stereograph Collection and Oversize Photograph Collection. Work with the Photo Desk staff to access the Marilyn Blaisdell Photograph Collection (SFP 84) - with hundreds of vintage prints and postcards of the Exposition.

Photograph albums (both vernacular and professional) to view during the open hours of the Photo Desk: