On this day – October 12

On this day in 1915 the Panama-Pacific International Exposition celebrated Columbus Day with a special event that included the fair’s Italian delegation, and future San Francisco Mayor (and Italian-American) Angelo J. Rossi. These photographs of the event were provided by Rossi’s granddaughter, Rose Marie Cleese, whose photos of Liberty Bell Day were shared on this blog earlier this year.

ColumbusDay-9Columbus Day ColumbusDay-6Columbus Day ColumbusDay-7Columbus Day ColumbusDay-1Columbus Day ColumbusDay-4Columbus Day ColumbusDay-5Columbus Day ColumbusDay-3Columbus Day ColumbusDay-2Columbus Day ColumbusDay-13Columbus Day ColumbusDay-11Columbus Day ColumbusDay-12Columbus Day ColumbusDay-10Columbus Day