Vintage color poster based on a magazine ad from 1939. Building Treasure Island at the Golden Gate shows a red International tandem tractor with winch and a step deck trailer hauling trees for the exposition. The poster is printed on high quality, heavy, glossy photographic paper and is 12x18 inches, backed with foamcore and shrink wrapped for extra protection during shipping. Also available in beautiful canvas that is mounted on a backing wooden frame. Both formats allow for very easy wall mounting-please specify paper or canvas when ordering. Other sizes and backing materials are available-send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Golden Gate International Exposition (1939 and 1940), held at Treasure Island was a World's Fair that celebrated, among other things, the city's two newly-built bridges. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was dedicated in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge was dedicated in 1937. The exposition was opened initially from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939. It opened again from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940.
Treasure Island, a completely flat, artificial island attached to Yerba Buena Shoals
was built specifically for the Exposition near where the Oakland span
and the San Francisco span of the Bay Bridge join. Built by the federal
government, Treasure Island was to be an airport for Pan American
Airline's Pacific Rim service of flying boats, of which the China Clipper is an example. Due to wartime requirements, it was turned into a naval base, which was occupied by the US Navy from 1941 to 1997.
The Theme of this Fair was Pageant of the Pacific primarily
showcasing the goods of nations bordering the Pacific Ocean. The theme
was physically symbolized by The Tower of the Sun and a giant,
80-foot statue of Pacifica, goddess of the Pacific ocean.