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.)

2 comments

  1. Awesome! I look at your blog daily because you post so many great things. I’ve seen that photo – or a copy – and have always found it fascinating.

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