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1906 Earthquake photos

1906 earthquake and fire, view from golden gate park

The U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library includes 301 historic photos of the great April 18, 1906, San Francisco earthquake and its immediate aftermath. Shown is a view of the fiery city from Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco, May 28, 1906

 

San Francisco in ruins, 1906. Be sure to view the large version via the link!

San Francisco in ruins, 1906. Be sure to view the large version via the link!

Here is a remarkably detailed (7000 pixels wide) photo of the city in the wake of the ’06 earthquake and fire. According to the legend on the photo, it was taken from the Lawrence Captive Airship. The photo was marked “copyright the Geo R. Lawrence Co., Chicago,” but works from 1906 have passed into the public domain. Click the image above for a larger view. (When you are at the image you might have to click again to zoom in.)

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