Dare to go further
Elizabeth Logan reviews two comprehensive histories of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition: San Francisco’s Jewel City, by Laura Ackley; and Panorama, by Lee Bruno. Read the full review in Boom: A Journal of California:
The draw for Californians more broadly, may be in observing a recognizable past in California’s present. But perhaps collective interest in the fair’s centenary is also symptomatic of an increasingly complicated relationship with the ephemeral.