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17773 - View Through Court of the Universe Showing Both East and West Arches as Seen From the Court of the Abundance,
Panama-Pacific Int. Exp., San Francisco, Calif.

This view shows the reverse side of the gateway to the Court of the Universe, the arch of "The Nations of the East." Through the arch is seen the Fountain of the Two Suns, and in the distance the western arch, "The Nations of the West."

The inscriptions seen on this side of the arch read as follows:

Left panel:
"He that honors not himself lacks honor whereso'er he goes."

Central panel:
"The balmy air diffuses health and fragrance.
So tempered is the genial glow that we know neither heat nor cold.
Tulips and hyacinths abound.
Fostered by a delicious clime the earth blooms like a garden."

Right panel:
"The wise man teaches, be not angry.
From Untrodden Ways Turn Aside."

The avenue in the foreground leading to the arch is one of the lesser courts, the Florentine Court, and passes directly into the Court of Abundance. The building shown to the left is the Palace of Manufactures. On the right just out of range of vision is the Palace of Transportation.

The statuary group on the distant archway constitutes about twelve human figures, four horses (with riders), and a team of oxen drawing an old time prairie emigrant wagon. The three figures on top of the wagon are allegorical, while the others are typical of the pioneer spirit of the west from the Indian to the Cowboy.

Original Stereograph


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