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Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

Color Uncertain

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Color Uncertain

Standard Oil also commissioned a handful of California artists to illustrate the bridge for the covers of several issues of its company magazine. This 1933 illustration was made before planners decided to paint the bridge International Orange, a color that harmonized with the hills to the north of San Francisco and that matched the name Golden Gate.

Image credit: Chevron Corporation

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