"Jack and Joan at Expo"
"Joan 9 years old, Expo, June 9, 1940"
"Fair, San Francisco, 1940"
"Sun Tower , Treasure Island"
(This is a picture of the "Gay Way" which was the Midway amusement section of the fair, probably tons of fun for my aunt Joan and my Dad who were 9 and 11 at the time)
"Chinatown , fair 1940"
( A group of Chinese merchants in San Francisco donated toward the construction of a "Chinese Village" on the fair grounds complete with this pagoda. Besides the Chinese section at the fair , there was a Japanese section. Little did folks realize at the time that war with Japan was only a short 1 year in the future and that Treasure Island would change from fairgrounds to a busy military base.)
Here are some other photos of family and friends at the fair. Looks like a big group went to San Francisco for the trip. Unfortunately, I don't know who all the folks were but I will let you know when I can. Maybe other family members can identify the folks.
"Joan J, and Donald Z. at Expo "
(Joan J is my Dad's sister Joan and Don Z. a good childhood friend.)
"Corrine, Treasure Island"
(Corrine was my Dad's aunt.)
"Irene, Clarice, Peewee .. Expo"
"Irene, Joan, Expo"
"Bobby, Clarice at Exposition"
(Auntie Soo-Jan: "I recognized and can identify Bobby and Clarice, but don't know who PeeWee is. She could be a member of the same large family. Bobby and Clarice are siblings from the Wong family. They lived in the same neighborhood as our Los Angeles home. Their parents, especially their Mother, known to me as Wong Mu, were close friends to my parents. In fact, I have pictures of some of the Wong children (including Clarice) celebrating my first birthday. I run into Clarice occasionally. She lives in Orange County and we even go to the same hairdresser! ")
"Victor Y., Dorothy J., Harry J. , Lucie at Expo Park 6/9/1940"
(Dorothy J , is my father's aunt Dorothy )
Here is a newsreel of the time about the fair.