Pan Pacific Exposition Commemorative Nickel Plate Liberty Bell 1915 A651

When you factor in that this bell was “Made in Japan” by the Aoki Art Co this object represents quite a confluence of forces and elements. Which of course is what an international exposition such as the one represented here is supposed to create. San Francisco hosted the world in 1915 as a coming out party to mark its recovery after the great earthquake and fire. The bell is also stamped “model.” The burgeoning market for souvenirs! The Pacific trade zone was already in gear. And Japan was already a player.

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