Transport & exhibits at Golden Gate Exposition

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Silent, color footage from the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco (1939/40), produced by Orville C. Goldner. Includes views of architectual exhibits, the Bay Bridge and crowds catching a ferry from the Ferry Building to the island. Also features scenes of visitors riding the elephant train, enjoying a wild west exhibition, strolling along the Gayway and watching a highwire/diving display. Ends with a brief glimpse of  people leaving from the flying boat terminal.

Originally aired on
Orville C. Goldner
Date aired
1939/40
Recording medium
16mm color silent film
Type of material
Kodachrome amateur film
Identifier
Goldner 5
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8710

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These are wonderful films, and I thank you for making them available. It's unfortunate, though, that they have been transferred - or at least are showing up in the online player - at an incorrect aspect ratio. The 16mm frame's proportions are 1.33 x 1, but the images as seen are about 1.5 x 1. This isn't the result of cropping, but of stretching the image horizontally. This results in buildings not appearing as tall as they should be, people appearing squatter - in other words, the proportions of everything depicted are distorted. Among other things, this compromises the monumental aspect of much of the architecture of the Exposition.

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