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Splendors of the Panama=Pac *\
international Exposition Reveal
ed by ?ts Present Progress.
SUPERB WORKS OF SCULPTURE AND ART IN
COLOSSAL EXHIBIT PALACES FOR AMER
ICA'S PANAMA CANAL CELEBRATION.
GLINTS of gold from vast oriental domes, Venetian blue on minarets, pro
, digious works of sculpture and the arrival of notables from all parts
of the globe give glimpses of the great Panama-Pacific International
Exposition as it will appear when its gates swing open to the world
on Feb. 20. 1915.
Not for many years T.ill the world be enabled to enjoy so marvelous a
collection of the works of contemporary sculptors. The World's Columbian
Exposition at Chicago first proved that the greatest talent might be engaged
to produce work of even temporary value. Since then more and more atten
tion bas been given at each succeeding exposition to sculpture as a form of
decoration, and the great Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San
Francisco promises to surpass even Chicago's exquisite display.
Every phase of the exposition is far advanced. Thirty-three of the world's
nations will participate with government displays, Argentina leading with a
government appropriation of $1,300,000 gold.
AIRSHIPS WILL RACE AROUND THE GL03E FROM SAN
FRANCISCO IN 1915.
A ERONAUTS from ?til the civilized nations of the globe with every
standard type of air craft driven by motors will participate in
an aerial race around the world, which will bea feature ol' the
sporting events to be held during the Panama-Pacific Interna
tional Exposition at San Francisco in 1915.
The race will start from the grornds of the Exposition in May. 1915,
and will end there. Three hundred thousand dollars has been hung
up in prizes for this stupendous world ?lirdling contest. A number of
the worlds greatest aviators have signified their Intention of entering
the races. The recent flight of Stoefiler. endin:; at M?lhausen. Ger
many, in which he covered 1,375 miles. convinces aviators that lon?
flights are a matter of adequate supply stations. The above photograph
shows llie route around the world and thc various supply stations.
Copyright, 1913. by the Panama-Pacific International Exposition Co.
"SUNSHINE" AND "SPRING" AT THE PANAMA-PACIFIC IN
TERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, SAN FRANCISCO, 1915.
'Vr^ilE large croup at the rlpht ls "Sprint." hy Furio Piec-lrrilli. one
? of the groups In the Court of the Four Seasons at the Panama
Pacific International Exposition. San Francisco, 1915. At the
?eft is "Sunshine,", by A. Jaegers, who has created a eompaaioo
Copyright, 1914, by Panama-Pacific International Exposition Co.
CLASSICAL FIGURE FOR GREAT^tXPOSITION COURT, PAN
AMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, 1915.
THE vast w est court, the Court of the Four Seasons, at the Pana
ma-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1015
will he adorned with a nu m ! ?er of tho finest productions of the
world's greatest sculptors Not only will free standing groupa
?nd independent pieces of statuary be set throughout the court, but
its walls, its lofty colonnades, the picturesque recesses, will be em
bellished by much sculpture of a decorative type. The classical piece
above will be used to decorate tbe arcade of the court and is by August
Jaegers, the famous sculptor.
Copyright, 1914, by Panama-Pacific internat' .al Exposition Co.
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CANADA AT THE PANAMA-PACIFIC ,INTERNATIONAL EX
POSITION, SAN FRANCISCO, 1915._
U ^ LANS for the Canadian building at the Panama-Pacific Interna
BJr tional Exposition at San Francisco in 1015 have been approved,
and the work on the great structure has started.
The Canadian Palace, os it is officially named, will be one
of tlie largest and most Imposing of the foreign buildings, having a ,
length of .'?40 feet, a width of 2hi feet and a height of 50 feet, and will }
cost in the neighborhood of $300.000. It will be the largest building j
ever erected by Canada at an international exposition, covering 05.000
square feet, and will house one of the most elaborate and comprehen
sive exhibits of the Dominion's resources and products ever shown on j
foreign soil. Six hundred thousand dollars has already heirn voted by
tlie Canadian parliament for the building and exhibits, lint a further
grant, bringing the appropriation ap to $1,000,000, will lie recommended ;
by the government
Can-da at the Panama-Pacific Exposition ls following the same
policy that has obtained Rt former expositions-namely, the display ot
specimens or exhibits of the natural products of the country-agricul
tural, horticultural, mineral, forest and Fisheries-for the purpose of
showing lier climatic advantages und her resources to the great number
of people who will visit the Exposition. Attention will be devoted to
transpon at ion facilities, and ti)?' railways will be assigned considerable
space in thc building. Practically Hie entire exhibit of Canada at the
recent Client exposition-and If was conceded by all Judge:; a most
ma:rnlK>eiit display-is en rome here now, while many new and attrac
tive . ;N are luting prepared In the various provinces.
!'t< will he unit sr thi> supervision nf Colonel William Hutch
Ison . : will represent ie Dominion government
Copyright. 1914. by Fanama-Pacific Internationa) Exposition Co.
SUPERB FRIEZE FOR WONDERFUL EXHIBIT PALACE, PAN
AMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, 1915.
THE world will enjoy at San Francisco in 1915 the most marvel
ous collection of sculpture ever presented at a universal exposi
tion. The photograph above shows an exquisite bas-relief rep
resenting the development of the industry, to be placed over the
entrance of the colossal Palace of Varied Industries. The figures are of
huge size. The work is by Ralph Stackpole, the brilliant American
sculptor, and represents one of his finest creations.
Copyright, 19'.;, by Panama-Pacific International Exposition Co.
COLOSSAL GLASS DOWE FOR PALACE CF HORTICUL
TURE AT WORLD'S GREATEST EXPOSITION.
TUE photograph above show? the huge Palace ot Horticulture at
the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco
in 1915. The building will be constructed almost entirely ot
glass. The huge dome will be 186 feet in height and 152 feet
In diameter. At night colored searchlights placed within the building
will play upon the Inside of the dome, giving it the uppe??ranee of a
magnificent soap hubble. Iridescent with all the colors ol thc rainbow.
Tin- building will cover live acres.
Copyright. 1914, by Panama-Pacific International Exposition Co.
THE WORLD'S FIRST INDOOR AEROPLANE FLIGHT. PAN
AMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, ISIS.
THE world's first Indoor aeroplane Hight was made by Lin
coln P.eaehey. the American aviator, on the grounds of the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisca "
Starting at une end ol' the Palace ol' Machinery, which is the
largest wooden frame structure in the world, being almost 1.IHH) feet ni
length. Iteachey attained a terrific momentum and rose Into the ?ur rn a
height ot fifty feet, actually Hying for a distance of .':;;?? feet At the
Opposite end of the building barriers of cloth were held !>\ assistants to
lessen UK? Impact ol the ?eroplane. The machine. nnw??*vr. provided
with a hundred horsepower engine, easily tore through t5i.*? cloth, and
the aviator received a severe shaking up. The dUueuitiiw ai the Hight
were Increased by the fact that the interior arrangement of the build
ing consists of three longitudinal aisles each seventy-five feet in width,
ami Renchcy Hew di.wu the cent!?! aisle. bavin:: tn keep ;i straight course
In ord vi? tu prevent the aeroplane from striking ute gre; it co i un: us ot the