Cover of Golden Gate International Exposition Guidebook 1940
Simon Vanderlaan's painting of the head of the 80-foot statue of Pacifica
, created by Ralph Stackpole, graced the cover of both the 1939 and this 1940 version of the Official Guidebook to the Golden Gate International Exposition
The guidebook consisted of over 100 pages, with finger tabs for quick reference, followed by more detailed descriptions of the Treasure Island exhibits. Information included transportation to the fairgrounds, general services, eateries, exhibits, gardens, and outdoor art. Inside the cover, a foldout map (image below) designed by cartographer Ruth Taylor showed an overview of Treasure Island, with enlarged maps of the exhibit groups on the reverse.