Panama Pacific
International Exposition

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17781 - "American Bison" in the U. S. Section Dept. of Fine Arts,
Panama-Pacific Int. Exp., San Francisco, Calif.

At the east of the Palace of Fine Arts there is the little park that joins with the Palace in its exhibition of sculpture. In this park stands the "American Bison," by A. Phimister Proctor. In keeping with almost all the outdoor marble pieces it has its foil in the dark green foliage of the shrubbery.

In the distance can be seen the Italian Tower at the right and slightly to the left the Tower of Jewels. The half-dome is on the Palace of Education and Social Economy.

This half-dome is over the entrance to the building and is 113 feet in height. The floor space is devoted to displays in the Department of Education. The Japanese Red Cross, for example, shows the war equipment and the way it is used on the battlefields. Then there is a complete commercial college at work with real students and with real teachers and a real school room with a gallery surrounding it in order to give spectators an opportunity to see how the work is done. The school room is surrounded with a glass partition so as to give complete quiet and to exclude visitors from interrupting the school work, California features her university extension work within this building, and Oregon proclaims the excellence of her rural schools. Child welfare exhibits and child labor displays by the U. S. Government are among the interesting features of the work done here. The building cost $304,263.

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