Learn California.org
Home Visit the Students section Visit the Teachers section Visit the Research California section Visit the Sitemap
Keyword Search

The Bay Bridge as a Promotional Tool
 

<= Margaret Monroe Memorabilia

50th Anniversary =>


Even before the completion of the Bay Bridge, various companies and entities had begun to use the image of the bridge in their promotional materials. Because of the enormous complexity in construction, the companies that took part in the bridge construction played up their role in advertisements. Regional promoters also used the bridge as an icon for San Francisco, the Bay Area, and California in their tourist trinkets, artwork, and souvenirs. The bridge also is often combined with the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars as a symbol of San Francisco and the Bay Area

Click on a thumbnail to view an enlarged copy of the image, then click on the BACK button to return to this page.


San Francisco World Famous Bridges Postcards

San Francisco’s World Famous Bridges Postcards. San Francisco’s World Famous Bridges Postcards.
San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Postcard. San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge at Night  Postcard. San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Postcard. Air View of San Francisco showing Golden Gate and Oakland Bay Bridges Postcard. San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Postcard. San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Postcard.

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Hercules Power Helps Pave San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Hubbard and Company, Hot Dip Galvanizing.

Advertising with the Bridge

Hercules Engines and Hubbard and Company proudly promoted their products used in the construction of the Bay Bridge. The calendar dates from the month of the bridge's opening.

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Meet Me At Treasure Island.

Meet Me At Treasure Island

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Souvenir of San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Pennant.

Souvenir of San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Pennant

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Alfred's Souvenir Menu.

Alfred's Souvenir Menu.

Alfred's Souvenir Menu.

Alfred's Souvenir Menu.

Alfred's Souvenir Menu.

Alfred's Souvenir Menu.

Alfred's Souvenir Menu

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Western Sky Lug Label.

Western Sky Lug Label

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Oakland California Badge. Although the bridge is often associated with San Francisco, this badge from Oakland also prominently features the bridge.

Oakland California Badge
Although the bridge is often associated with San Francisco, this badge from Oakland also prominently features the bridge.

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


San Francisco Trivit.

San Francisco Trivit

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Standard Oil Bulletin

Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin. Standard Oil Bulletin.

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California



Go to Margaret Monroe Memorabilia
Go to The 50th Anniversary


Copyright ©2000-2009 LearnCalifornia.org. All rights reserved.