Be the Guest of the west in '39: Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay. Golden Gate International Exposition.
Be the Guest of the west in '39: Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay.
Be the Guest of the west in '39: Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay.

Be the Guest of the west in '39: Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay.

San Francisco: Popular Mechanics and G.G.I.E. Committee, no date, circa 1938. Pamphlet. [12p] 6.5x9.5 inches, eight pages in colors (some two-color, some almost-full-color)very good offprint, booster campaign booklet (get-em into the tent) in stapled blue pictorial wraps, stapled rusty, title page a full-color illustration of a model of the South gardens with title above: Treasure Island of 1939"

This specially bound reprint of an article from the may issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine is indicative of the nation-wide interest in the 1939 World's Fair on San Francisco Bay as demonstrated by one of America's major publications. Mostly distance views, imaginary or enhanced, including two of modellers reaching into their miniaturized domains. The most curious image is a multicolor aerial view of Treasure Island AFTER the exhibit building have been demolished and the whole artifice turned into radiating runways separated by huge green lawns: "When the fair is finished, the man-made island will become the airport pictured here" --a bad idea that didn't get better.

Cat.No: 167358

Price: $18.00