Interior of the Tower of Jewels


Autochrome photograph of Panama-Pacific Exposition. Exterior of Building, columns and classical ornamentation. View of a plaza or street next to or within the Exposition building, possibly the Main Entrance. People are sitting on benches next to patches of grass and classically ornamented light poles. A columned arcade or walkway, adorned with birds (probably eagles) with their wings spread, ajoins with a hall, visible through a large archway. The hall is lined with columns, between which there is a red wall treatment topped by a blue toned mythological or historical freize.

Date Made: 1915

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco

Related Event: Panama-Pacific International Exposition


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Credit Line: Gift of Gertrude E. Warner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.003565.02Catalog Number: 3565.2Accession Number: 67310

Object Name: autochrome

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_1398297

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