The description on the back reads: "Built in 1941 for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Was used at the annual Clam Festival here. Big pan has travelled extensively in the Northwest to advertise the Long Beach Peninsula vacation area. It measures 14.6 feet from end of the handle, 9.6 feet across pan portion." The object described is pictured here as hanging from a braced wooden structure, a huge black frying pan taller than the shed beside it. An sign beside it claims that it is "the largest frying pan in America." The publisher's number on the back is 613361. The approximate date is 1960.