Saturday, August 31, 2013

San Francisco Earthquake

The great earthquake of April 18, 1906 that leveled San Francisco still ranks as one of the greatest disasters to strike an American city. Here are some photos taken in the aftermath of that event.

 Aftermath of San Francisco earthquake
 Burning of San Francisco. Mission District
 Clearing away the debris
 Fresh vegetables and fruits for special diet
 Main Building. Agnew State Hospital
People leaving the city
This is the famous photo by Arnold Genthe of the city burning
 San Francisco in ruins
 SF earthquake damage. Photo by John Molfino
 Dead horses in the earthquake's aftermath
 Soldiers in San Francisco ruins
Stockton Street from Union Square, looking toward Market Street
 Typical bread line in the early stages of relief distribution 
after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Bread line
 Van Ness Avenue at Vallejo Street
A refugee camp (possibly) in the vicinity of Haight Street and Central Avenue

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