Water Fountain Statue at the Pan Pacific Exposition by Blumann


Platinum print by Sigisimund Blumann c. 1915 measuring 7.5 x 6. The statue was placed in a fountain at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.

Sigismund Blumann was a prominent tastemaker in California photography during the 1920s and 1930s. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area for his entire career, he edited two photographic magazines and wrote five technical books. During the 1920s, he also made accomplished pictorial photographs of his own, concentrating on landscapes. Blumann was born in New York City in September 1872 and moved with his family to San Francisco about nine years later.