The Dance of Life Frieze
The Dance of Life Frieze on one of the Temples of the East was designed by Romanian-born Jacques Schnier, who studied engineering at Stanford University and architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, before later studying sculpture. The bas-relief mural, which measured 80 feet long and 26 feet high, was overlaid in gold leaf.
Published by H.S. Crocker
Bank of America Mural
The mural that was within the Treasure Island branch of Bank of America depicted the Sloop of War Portsmouth sailing into San Francisco Bay in 1846, with a dream image of the Bay Bridge in the background.
Caption on reverse: When Commander John B. Montgomery, ninety-three short years ago, sailed the Portsmouth into San Francisco Bay, landed his marines, raised the Stars and Stripes on the plaza and claimed this domain for his United States, the mighty span of steel that bridges this historic channel could have been only a dream.
Artist and publisher unknown
Wish You Were Here
The Official Key of the Golden Gate International Exposition
The official key, designed by William R. Burke of Berkeley, was made of solid gold and inset with benitoite, diamonds, and tourmaline. The bow depicts the State capitol, the State seal, and a California Mission. The shaft is embossed with the image of a California Bear and a forty-niner panning for gold. Decorative work along the top of the shaft shows the City of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, with a gleaming bejeweled sun. Treasure Island can be seen on the bit. The key, acquired by the Treasure Island Museum Association in 1988, is now the property of the Treasure Island Development Authority (City of San Francisco).
Published by the California Retail Jewelers Association
Wish You Were Here! Postcards from the Golden Gate International Exposition
is presented by the Treasure Island Museum.
The Peacemakers Mural
The Peacemakers Mural in the Court of Pacifica was created by three sisters: Margaret, Esther and Helen Bruton of Alameda, California. The mural was both painting and sculpture, consisting of several superimposed layers of wood-fiber insulation material carved into shapes representing people of the various countries that border on the Pacific Ocean. The central figure of the Buddha, with a woman kneeling at his feet, was flanked by processions of Asian people on the left, and Europeans on the right. The decorative elements above include a depiction of one of the towers of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Published by Stanley A. Piltz