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Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

This collection consists of 60 color stereographs of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. The publishers of the photomechanical prints are unknown. Includes images of earthquake and fire damage of buildings in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont Hotel, City Hall, the Post Office building, and the Masonic Temple. Also includes images of refugee camps set up in parks, bread lines, destruction of San Francisco districts and neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Market Street, and Union Square, cracks in streets and train tracks, and the destruction of buildings by dynamite in an effort to stop the fire. Printed captions below the images are reprinted in the container listing. Each stereograph has a paragraph printed on its verso recording some anecdote of the days of the earthquake and fire -these paragraphs are not included in the container listing.... View collection guide.

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