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Author Lee Bruno discusses Panorama: Tales From San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition

Bookshop West Portal
Feb 12, 07:00PM – 08:30PM

Author Lee Bruno presents an illustrated lecture on his book Panorama: Tales From San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), and this fully illustrated coffee table book focuses on the groundbreaking exhibition and its fascinating participants. The book opens with a large-scale map of the exhibit, with arrows pointing to events and individual people who were there: historic figures including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Maria Montessori, aviator Lincoln Beachey, composer John Phillips Souza, and Charlie Chaplin. Subsequent pages have blow-ups of map sections with stories about the exhibitors and their impact on early 20th-century America. The book also contains a history of the development of the fair through the eyes of the author’s great-grandfather, Reuben Hale, who was responsible for its vision and realization, against long odds.

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