Court of the Moon - Golden Gate International Exposition - photo by JRF 1940

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picsonthemove on January 8, 2009

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MaxFarrar on May 15, 2010

Thanks for the complements BRI. My father shot these on Kodachrome when it became available to amateur photographers in the late 1930's. It had a speed of ASA 8, so the exposure time was long, even in the daytime, and was pure guesswork for night shots. He told me that he used up a roll of film for each of the shots that turned out ok.

Yes, they will be given a wider showing. A couple years ago I donated hi-res versions of these pictures to the Treasure Island Museum Association:

Interestingly, they already had a few night color shots, so there were other people experimenting with color film at the GGIE too.

For a map of the 1939 Fair, which was extended into 1940 see:

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