Friday, January 3, 2014

San Francisco Earthquake - The Fire

The great earthquake of 1906 did a lot of damage to San Francisco. The ensuing fire did more. Here are some amazing shots of the fire in progress.

 Arnold Genthe: The last day of the fire
 Burning of Call building. Lotta's Fountain
 Call Building on fire, Market Street
 Crowd at foot of Market Street watcing fire in distance. Near Sacramento Street
 Crowd watching fire
 Fire on Market Street, viewed from Nob Hill
 Fires burning in Wholesale and Financial districts. Looking east from Nob Hill
 Fleeing from the flames. Refugees filing down Market Street
 People viewing fire from Halliday Hill
 Refugee crowd during fire
 Refugees viewing fire toward southeast from Lafayette Square.
Photo "probably by Arnold Genthe"
The burning of San Francisco, April 18, 1906, view from St. Francis Hotel
Union Square, San Francisco fire
View from southeast slope of Nob Hill of fire burning, south of Market district

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