Foreign Treasures: Elizabeth Ginno’s Costume Etchings at the 1940 Exposition on Treasure Island
Cora Williams Institute of Creative Development, Elementary & Secondary School  Berkeley CA The Spiral, yearbook of the Wi...
Elizabeth Ginno,  Mills College Yearbook, 1929
Imogene Cunningham, self-portrait  Late 1920s Elizabeth Ginno Portraits, 1937  by Imogene Cunningham
Roi Partridge at his Etching Press, 1928  by Imogene Cunningham
Adolph Bolm, 1920s  by Imogene Cunningham Hedwig Reicher,  Oakland Tribune , January 5, 1923
“ Oriental Quarters” (in San Francisco) by John William Joseph Winkler, 1921  (The Old Print Shop) April 22, 1934 Oakland ...
Paul Elders Gallery  on Post St, San Francisco, c.1921
WPA, CCC, and PWA Employees at the Western Museum Laboratories, Berkeley, California.  (National Parks Service)
GGIE 1940 Map from the Official Guidebook (Oakland Museum)
Oakland Tribune,  May 26, 1940
Elizabeth Ginno,  GGIE Employee ID tag  (Private Collection) Elizabeth Ginno’s, GGIE Special Courtesy Card (Private Collec...
‘ Art in Action’ galleries at GGIE  ( Life Magazine  May 1940)
“ Pan-American Unity,” Diego Rivera 1940 (San Francisco City College) Diego Rivera  at the ‘Art in Action’ Gallery,  GGIE ...
Elizabeth Ginno at the 1940 Fair (left) (Private Collection) Elizabeth Ginno at the 1940 Fair (Private Collection)
Elizabeth Ginno working on the etchings, 1940  (Private Collection)
Number of Etchings per Geographic Region
Geographic Regions Represented
#64 “Russian lady,  Russian aristocracy - Bozar” #53 “Portugal, woman with red cape”
African Continent #73 “South Africa, woman” #3 “African man with walking  stick & daggar, wazzy of Sedan”
Japan Day Parade, 1940  (Henry Madden Library Special Collections, CSU Fresno)
Geographic Regions Represented
France  (including Alsatia & Brittany)   #6 “Alsassian Woman” #34 “French Peasant Woman”
#13 “Brittany Boy ” France (including Alsatia & Brittany)   #11 “Brittany Girl”
Norway #47 “Norway, woman with bridal dress” #46 “Norway, child”
May 27, 1940 Oakland Tribune
Holland   #41 “Holland, woman putting on shoe”
Finland #27 “Finland Farmer” #31 “Finland, woman  with wheat under arm” #30 “Finland, woman  with basket of carrots”
The United Kingdom #69 “Scottish –  dancing with kilt (child)” #70 “Scottsman, Walking with stick #1” #45 “Irish Woman wit...
#60 “Romania, Woman #2” #10 “Croatian woman with book”
Special thanks to :  John Aronovici, Julia Bergan, Janice Braun, Lillian Brenwasser, Inez Brooks-Myers, Samantha Cairo-Tob...
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Foreign Treasures : Etchings of Elizabeth Ginno at 1940 Worlds Fair on Treasure Island

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A lecture given at the Costume Society of America National Symposium relating to costume etchings of foreign visitors to the Worlds Fair in San Francisco in 1940.

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Foreign Treasures : Etchings of Elizabeth Ginno at 1940 Worlds Fair on Treasure Island

  1. 1. Foreign Treasures: Elizabeth Ginno’s Costume Etchings at the 1940 Exposition on Treasure Island
  2. 2. Cora Williams Institute of Creative Development, Elementary & Secondary School Berkeley CA The Spiral, yearbook of the Williams Institute, 1927 (BAHA archives, gift of Larry Leon )
  3. 3. Elizabeth Ginno, Mills College Yearbook, 1929
  4. 4. Imogene Cunningham, self-portrait Late 1920s Elizabeth Ginno Portraits, 1937 by Imogene Cunningham
  5. 5. Roi Partridge at his Etching Press, 1928 by Imogene Cunningham
  6. 6. Adolph Bolm, 1920s by Imogene Cunningham Hedwig Reicher, Oakland Tribune , January 5, 1923
  7. 7. “ Oriental Quarters” (in San Francisco) by John William Joseph Winkler, 1921 (The Old Print Shop) April 22, 1934 Oakland Tribune
  8. 8. Paul Elders Gallery on Post St, San Francisco, c.1921
  9. 9. WPA, CCC, and PWA Employees at the Western Museum Laboratories, Berkeley, California. (National Parks Service)
  10. 10. GGIE 1940 Map from the Official Guidebook (Oakland Museum)
  11. 11. Oakland Tribune, May 26, 1940
  12. 12. Elizabeth Ginno, GGIE Employee ID tag (Private Collection) Elizabeth Ginno’s, GGIE Special Courtesy Card (Private Collection)
  13. 13. ‘ Art in Action’ galleries at GGIE ( Life Magazine May 1940)
  14. 14. “ Pan-American Unity,” Diego Rivera 1940 (San Francisco City College) Diego Rivera at the ‘Art in Action’ Gallery, GGIE 1940 (San Francisco Public Library)
  15. 15. Elizabeth Ginno at the 1940 Fair (left) (Private Collection) Elizabeth Ginno at the 1940 Fair (Private Collection)
  16. 16. Elizabeth Ginno working on the etchings, 1940 (Private Collection)
  17. 17. Number of Etchings per Geographic Region
  18. 18. Geographic Regions Represented
  19. 19. #64 “Russian lady, Russian aristocracy - Bozar” #53 “Portugal, woman with red cape”
  20. 20. African Continent #73 “South Africa, woman” #3 “African man with walking stick & daggar, wazzy of Sedan”
  21. 21. Japan Day Parade, 1940 (Henry Madden Library Special Collections, CSU Fresno)
  22. 22. Geographic Regions Represented
  23. 23. France (including Alsatia & Brittany) #6 “Alsassian Woman” #34 “French Peasant Woman”
  24. 24. #13 “Brittany Boy ” France (including Alsatia & Brittany) #11 “Brittany Girl”
  25. 25. Norway #47 “Norway, woman with bridal dress” #46 “Norway, child”
  26. 26. May 27, 1940 Oakland Tribune
  27. 27. Holland #41 “Holland, woman putting on shoe”
  28. 28. Finland #27 “Finland Farmer” #31 “Finland, woman with wheat under arm” #30 “Finland, woman with basket of carrots”
  29. 29. The United Kingdom #69 “Scottish – dancing with kilt (child)” #70 “Scottsman, Walking with stick #1” #45 “Irish Woman with Child”
  30. 30. #60 “Romania, Woman #2” #10 “Croatian woman with book”
  31. 31. Special thanks to : John Aronovici, Julia Bergan, Janice Braun, Lillian Brenwasser, Inez Brooks-Myers, Samantha Cairo-Toby, Jean Coffey, Anne Coco, Diane Curry, Jill D'Alessandro, Christina Johnson, Ellen Kaye, David Kessler, Kristine Krueger, Tom O. Maxwell, Marilyn McLeod, Rachel P. Morris, Karma Pippin, Katherine Pratt, Shelley Rideout, Annie Schnoebelen, Jo Ann Staab, Alexandre Vassiliev, Charles Wollenberg, Jacob Lee Fink, and to employees of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, San Francisco Opera, CSU Fresno Library, Mills College Archive, City College of San Francisco Library Special Collections, and Bancroft Library.

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