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Company’s Coming

9/09/15 - 12/31/2015

Main 總圖書館

天窗畫廊展覽中心 - 六樓

100 Larkin St.

Less than a decade after the earthquake and fire of 1906 devastated the City of San Francisco, 635-acres of its waterfront were transformed into an imagined walled city of antiquity. Its purpose was to promote the latest in technological innovation by celebrating an engineering marvel realized by the United States: the opening of the Panama Canal. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), a spectacular World’s Fair, opened its doors to 250,000 attendees on February 20, 1915, aggrandizing the natural resources and beauty of the State of California and reintroducing the City of San Francisco to the world as a nexus of global trade on the West Coast.

Preparations for the fair precipitated numerous civic improvements and expansions to San Francisco’s infrastructure and provided  opportunities for civic leaders to extol the heroic rebirth of the city and to publicize its commercial potential. Drawing from rarely-displayed photographs, ephemera, City Archives, and organizational papers of the San Francisco History Center, this special exhibition offers a glimpse into the efforts made by government, business, and societal leaders to prepare for and organize the PPIE and the crowd of nearly nineteen million national and international visitors that descended upon a revitalized city in search of entertainment and opportunity. Original PPIE artifacts, souvenirs, and scrapbooks highlight the ways in which San Franciscans experienced the fair dominating their city with its bewildering exhibits of groundbreaking technology and dazzling displays of consumer goods, enriching palaces of art and education, and captivating concessions.

This exhibition is part of San Francisco's Centennial Celebration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The San Francisco Public Library is a core partner of the city-wide consortium PPIE100.

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星期四, 2019年11月14日, 10:00 am
Parkside 分館, Parkside 兒童活動區
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Glen Park 分館, Glen Park 圖書館會議室
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星期四, 2019年11月14日, 10:00 am
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星期四, 2019年11月14日, 1:00 pm
Bayview 分館, Bayview 會議室
Technology: Computer Basics
星期四, 2019年11月14日, 1:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, 電腦培訓中心

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穿越分界
至 星期四, 2019年11月14日
Main 總圖書館, 華裔中心
巔峰
至 星期四, 2019年11月14日
Main 總圖書館, 非洲裔展覽中心
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至 星期日, 2019年12月15日
Main 總圖書館, 天窗畫廊展覽中心

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