The Golden Gate Exposition
held on Treasure Island,
San Francisco, CA
"This oil was painted a few years prior to the Expo's opening to show the world an aerial view of what to expect at the fair. It was placed on display, in the tunnel entrance to the Fair, after the Fair opened as the story goes. It is painted in oil on wood and is approximately 9 feet by 6 feet. Ms. Mitchell's grandfather retired from the SFPD in the sixties as Chief of Inspectors and was given the picture as a gift when he worked the security of the Expo in 1939-40. When the Fair closed they wanted to get rid of some of these large pieces that at the time were considered insignificant." from Patrice Mitchell
If you have any information about the artist who painted this mural or the mural itself, please email Patrice
For more information, visit the Treasure Island Museum website at: http://www.treasureislandmuseum.org/
©2005 Nancy Lorance
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