California Pacific International Exposition of 1935-1936 Negative Collection.
Photographer(s) unidentified; design drawings by Juan Larrinaga.
DATES OF MATERIAL:
1915-1936, bulk 1934-1936.
91 negatives: safety film, b&w; 4 x 5 in.
LOCAL CONTROL NUMBERS:
Copy negatives: 86:15760/0-29 and 86:15761/0-60.
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Loan for copy from Dale J. Ward, 1986 (LFC-39).
Open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives of the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: California Pacific International Exposition of 1935-1936 Negative Collection, San Diego History Center, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.
Arranged by local control number. Forms part of the San Diego History Center Negative Collection. Some photographic prints of the Juan Larrinaga design drawings are available in the Muehleisen and San Diego Public Library collections, OP16304/4-17 and OP12423/671-715; also, see the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935-1936 Photograph Collection (C023) and the San Diego History Center Photograph Reference Book Collection for other images related to Balboa Park and the exposition.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
This collection consists of copy negatives, chiefly reproductions of design drawings by Hollywood artist Juan Larrinaga that were used for the 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition in Balboa Park. Larrinaga’s renderings show the exhibition grounds, a general ground plan, building interiors and exteriors, the Midway and Zoro Gardens, international exhibits, the exposition seal, and many proposed attractions that were never constructed such as the Aztec Empire and Lucky Strike Tower. Also included are photographs of exhibition buildings, displays, and people; a few images from before the exposition’s opening; and a 1921 graphic representation of a bird’s-eye view of San Diego showing army, navy, and aviation bases.
California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936: San Diego, Calif.)
Exhibitions — California — San Diego.
Exhibition buildings — California — San Diego.
Parks — California — San Diego.
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.) — Photographs.
|86:15760/0-29||Photographs of elephants in Midget City; Gold Gulch, California Tower, Art Museum, and the Palace of Electricity and Varied Industries; Ford Building displays, the Palace of Photography, a National Geographic exhibit, the Japanese Tea Pavilion, and the Botanical Building; also, an aerial view of Balboa Park and exhibition buildings, Shriners Day, a parade before the start of exhibit construction, and workers running to get paid on payday.|
|86:15761/0-60||Renderings by Hollywood artist Juan Larrinaga, including proposed works: Dutch Village, Aztec Empire, Lucky Strike Building, Indian Village, Midway [Amusement Thoroughfare], Midget City, House of Pacific Relations, Palace of Business Machines and Equipment, Zoro Gardens, Bank of America Building, a theater for trained fleas, Gold Gulch, House of Hospitality, Hollywood Hall of Fame, and other attractions.|