The Story of the Exposition. Vol. 4

The Story of the Exposition. Vol. 4
Frank Morton Todd
G.F. Putnam’s Sons, The Knickerbocker Press
Place of Printing:
New York
Date of Printing:
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Author and Commentators

Frank Morton Todd (1871-1940). Born in San Francisco, Frank Morton Todd attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a degree in political science in 1894, as well as being the editor of the Blue & Gold. In the same year, he married Margaret Augusta Woodall. Todd then received a law degree from Harvard. He worked as editor for the Chicago Daily Journal (1897-1900), the SF Merchants Association Review (1901-1911), the SF Chamber of Commerce Journal (1911-1913), Berkeley Argonaut (1922-1924) and the SF Bulletin 1926. He also was historian for the Pan Pacific International Exposition in 1917-18.

The Book

This is volume four of five concerning the history of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition held in San Francisco. The Exposition was a World’s Fair held to honor of the completion of the Panama Canal and the discovery by Balboa of the Pacific Ocean.


  • A Single-handed Clock and Boiling Eggs.
  • Character and Classification of the Exhibits.
  • Assembling a Great Art Exhibition.
  • In a Palace Garden.
  • Within the Palace of Fine Arts.
  • The Art of Living.
  • Reforming the Environment
  • Aspects of Foreign, Domestic, and Colonial Education.
  • Fighting Disease.
  • Some New Styles of School.
  • The Palace of Wonders.
  • Filling an Exhibit Palace.
  • Drawing the World Together.
  • Marks of Material Progress.
  • Books, Music, and Art.
  • The Government in Liberal Art.
  • Liberal Arts in Other Lands.
  • “The Coin Outlasts the Throne”
  • The Exposition Coins and Medals
  • Wealth of the People.
  • Manufactures of Europe and Asia.
  • The Persian Section.
  • Conveniences of Life and Industry.
  • In the Temple of Trade.
  • Wares of Foreign Lands.
  • “Many Inventions”
  • Tools of the World.
  • Oil, Gas, and Steam.
  • In Factory and Field.
  • Water and Electricity.
  • The Million-volt Transformer.
  • The Federal Government in the Machinery Palace.
  • Bringing in the Mining Men.
  • Our Daily Explosion.
  • The Day of Steel.
  • Resurrecting a Lost Art.
  • Paint, Petroleum, Jewels and Tar.
  • Foreign Mining and Metal Working.
  • State Mining Exhibits.
  • Taking Care of the Workmen.
  • Transportation.
  • Electric Propulsion.
  • Steam Locomotives in 1915.
  • “Down to the Sea in Ships”
  • Individual Transportation.
  • Foreign Transportation
  • A Picture of Modern Agriculture.
  • Machine Farming.
  • Pride of the States.
  • The Government and Agriculture.
  • Foreign Farming.
  • The Mechanical Milkmaid, and Other Devices.
  • Bread, Meat, and Trimmings.
  • Salmon, Clams, and Wine.
  • Foods of the Nations.
  • Uncle Sam’s Fish.
  • The Department of Horticulture.
  • A Garden of Exhibits.
  • Preserving a Nation’s Food.
  • The Fullness of Earth.
  • A Horticultural State.
  • Orchard Machinery.
  • Horticultural Occasions and Events.
  • The Department of Living Exhibits


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