#39 - Mechanic's Institute Exhibit, San Francisco
Photographers number:39
Title:Mechanic's Institute Exhibit, San Francisco
Notes:CMP notes: Verso mount: Peterson stamp u.l., and inscribed in pencil by Peterson: Mechanic's Institute--held annually for many/years in the Mechanics Institute Building on/Larkin St. in San Francisco. It was the great event of/the season and for many years was exceedingly/popular. After the advent of the Midwinter Fair in/1893, interest was lost in the old Institute, and/it was finally abandoned. Later the place was used for/carnivals, dances, pony shows, indoor circuses etc. At/present it is used as a skating rink. It is within/a few hundred feet of the new City hall--at the time/it was built it was on the very outskirts of the city./It is now almost in the center, with some of the/largest of the mercantile houses within a block of it. and l.r., Machanic [sic] Institute 398.
Photographer:Carleton E Watkins
Publisher:Carleton Watkins
Format:Mammoth Plate
Image courtesy of:The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Tags:California | Exhibition | Exposition | Fountain | Interior | Mechanics Institute | San Francisco | San Francisco County
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