The Oakland Tribune ran this depiction of the Bay in 1936 with Treasure Island added by an artist to the aerial photograph.
In 1938, with the fairgrounds still under construction, a live remote radio broadcast was held featuring a band performing on a plane circling the Bay while their vocalist sang simultaneously from Treasure Island. Art Linkletter emceed for the broadcast originating on KSFO and sent out on the CBS radio network.
The Court of Flowers at night.
Here are the official lyrics to “The Bells of Treasure Isle,” the anthem of the Golden Gate International Exposition that was played a lot in 1939 and probably never heard again for decades.
A nighttime view of Treasure Island from its Siamese twin, Yerba Buena Island.
San Francisco Mayor Angelo Rossi went on stage when “King of Swing” Benny Goodman and Goodman and his orchestra wowed a packed house in July 1939.
California Gov. Culbert Olson wanted to shake hands with Mr. Goodman.
Nighttime view of the statue of Pacifica.
A promotional card from the PG&E exhibit.
Postcard of Court of the Hemispheres.