Fair Reading About the Panama Pacific International Exposition

If you’re looking for a summer reading list, Thomas Gladysz at The Huffington Post wrote a great round-up of all the literature currently available on PPIE, including Laura A. Ackley’s San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915:

“San Francisco’s Jewel City takes readers on a richly detailed tour of the PPIE, revealing the drama behind the building of the fair (a massive undertaking not unlike the building of a city), as well as the many displays of industry and culture that awaited visitors within the exposition. The sections on the fair’s inspiration and construction, ticketing, attractions, and merchandise — as well as on Liberty Bell day, Audrey Munson ‘The Exposition Girl,’ and its air shows and automobile races all make for fascinating reading. In so many ways, this lavishly illustrated volume is as much a triumph as the fair itself. No San Franciscan should be without it.”

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