San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916)


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GM32 Arcade View Co.- Ground-Breaking, July 1911

Hand printed title & subtitles on front in back-sloping letters

Real photos on Azo (few Velox) paper

Key to abbreviations:

  • PCE=Pan-Cal Expo.
  • PC=Pan-Cal
  • GBC=Ground Breaking Celebration
  • GB=Ground Breaking
  • SDC=San Diego, Cal.
  • SD=San Diego


  1. “The Arcade View Co., 741 Fifth St., San Diego, Cal.” press-printed in caps on left back of some.
  2. “Arcade View Co.” hand printed on front of a few (most don’t say Arcade at all.)
  3. Hand printing on front is quite distinctive: backsloping upper & lower case letters, lower case “t” doesn’t cross to left, lower case “d” has horiz flag to left at top, lower case “g” often has bottom loop which points to left.
  4. Cards which say “Founded (year)” are photos of mission floats taken during the parade.

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