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17803 - Gay Night Time on the "Zone,"
Panama-Pacific Int. Exp., San Francisco, Calif.

The beautiful effect of the lighting of the Exposition discloses itself in the glimpse that is here given from the Avenue of Progress looking down the street of fun, familiarly known as "The Zone."

Some of the prominent features of the amusement street are here shown, lending themselves marvelously to the spell of lighting that electricity in its many forms can cast. Towers and arches, with now and them a sign that may be distinguished, are the features typifying the concessions of which they are a part. The Chinese pagoda is about the last of the features visible down the street.

Sixty-five acres in the eastern part of the grounds are devoted to the Zone. More than $12,000,000.00 have been expended to make this "show" possible. It is open from 9:30 in the morning until 11 p. m.

Just as far as possible the lights have been enclosed in such a way that none is guilty of glaring at the visitor. Even the lights in the arches spanning the street are enclosed. Towers are illuminated by concealed searchlights that shoot their rays upward to the object they are designed to illumine.

Original Stereograph

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