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


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GM485 Photoprint Co – real photos

Ground-Breaking Ceremonies, July 1911

Real photos on Azo paper with Expo logo, Photoprint on back

Real photos on Azo paper without Expo logo, without Photoprint on back

This Photoprint card may not have been issued for the groundbreaking ceremonies but does refer to the “Exposition Park” adjacent to San Diego High School:

Abbreviations used:

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


  • Subtitles, when present, hand-printed in upper and lower case, many at bottom of float
  • Printed on back “The Photoprint Co., 1226 Fifth st., San Diego, Cal.” and Expo logo unless otherwise stated.
  • Similar to Arcade real photos. Cards not clearly identifed as Photoprint could be Arcade.

See many other Groundbreaking Ceremonies postcards: