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San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Spring 2019

San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Spring 2019

Spring 2019 – Midwinter Fair, 1894

The California Midwinter International Exposition, which took place in Golden Gate Park in 1894 and drew more than two million visitors, was the brainchild of San Francisco Chronicle publisher Michael de Young.

The United States was suffering through an economic depression in 1893. De Young and his fellow organizers hoped to harness and build on the excitement of the Columbian Exposition to create jobs, attract visitors, and highlight California’s financial, industrial, and mercantile opportunities.

These ambitions were reflected in the first proposed name for a San Francisco exposition: “The Commercial World’s Fair.”

Every quarter we put out our “Local Insights” newsletter that has seasonal insights about the current San Francisco real estate market, local events, art, food, volunteer opportunities, and a San Francisco historical photo contest.

This page is a collection of the past contest photos with descriptions. In order to have a chance to win our next contest, sign up for our newsletter. Winners include a feature in our “Local Insights” newsletter and a special call-out in an upcoming blog post.

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Every quarter we put out our “Local Insights” newsletter that has seasonal insights about the current San Francisco real estate market, local events, art, food, volunteer opportunities, and a San Francisco historical photo contest.
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