Night view of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915

Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 (1915). Night view of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915.

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Creator Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933
Title Night view of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1915
Year available 2008
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w; 26 x 14 cm.
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 2, Folder 1, photo 50a
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Abstract/Summary Henry William Mobsby was born on 17 August 1859 at Hove, Sussex, England, and came to Queensland in 1883. He had diplomas and certificates from the London Chamber of Commerce, the City and Guilds Institute, the Cripplegate Institute and the South Kensington School of Arts. Mobsby was an instructor in Decoration and Photography at the Brisbane Technical College before being appointed artist and photographer with the Department of Agriculture and Stock in 1897. In 1899, he was also appointed to the Chief Secretary's Department and the Intelligence and Tourist Bureau. Mobsby's photography gained international distinction and he officially represented Queensland at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908, the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 (where he took a motion picture certificate course), the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924-25, and the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin in 1925-26.
Keyword Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 -- Archives
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Exhibitions -- Pictorial works
Buildings -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Additional Notes The Palace of Horticulture in the foreground, and Tower of Jewels on the left. The Tower of Jewels was 435 foot Tower centrepiece, adorned with 102,000 novagems. These 1-2 inch colored glass "jewels" were suspended loosely to swing in the breeze and shimmer as they caught and refracted sunlight by day or searchlights at night.

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Created: Mon, 03 Mar 2008, 13:52:48 EST by Rose Wade on behalf of Fryer Library