Mint condition dated1939 Golden Gate International Exposition ice blue glass pin dish celebrating two bridges, Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco - Oakland Bridge. Measures 3 1/2 inchesacross with great graphics of the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by patriotic stars and topped with a large bear. From San Francisco.
Golden Gate International ExpositionGolden Gate International Exposition (1939 and 1940) was held at San Francisco , California to celebrate two newly-built bridges. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was dedicated in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge was dedicated in 1937. The exposition was opened initially from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939. It opened again from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940. The Exposition was held on Treasure Island, a completely flat, artificial island attached to Yerba Buena Island , near w the Oakland span and the San Francisco span of the Bay Bridge join. Built by the federal government, Treasure Island was to be an airport for Pan American Airline's Pacific Rim service of flying boats, of which the China Clipper is an example. Due to wartime needs, it was soon turned into a naval base, which was occupied by the US Navy from 1941 to 1997. Unity of the Pacific nations is America 's concern and responsibility. San Francisco stands at the doorway ... read more