Description: Recording of song "I love you, California," the official state song of California and official song of both San Francisco and San Diego expositions in 1915. It was played on the steamship Ancon, which on August 14, 1914, became the first merchant ship to pass through the Panama Canal.

Creator: Composer Abraham Franklin Frankenstein, then conductor of the Orpheum Theatre Orchestra; Lyricist Francis Bernard Silverwood; Vocalist Contralto Elsie Baker

Creation Date: 1913-09-16

Object ID: Victor 17437 Matrix Number/Take Number B-13742/5

Copyright: Public domain

Format: Audio recording

Credit: Library of Congress