San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906

Processed by Chris McDonald.
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906

Collection number: BANC PIC 1985.072--STER

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by Chris McDonald.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
© 2015 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs
Date: 1906
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1985.072--STER
Extent: 37 stereographs, 12 x 18 cm or smaller. 37 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906, BANC PIC 1985.072--STER, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information


Scope and Content

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs collection contains 37 stereographic prints, mostly published by Tom M. Phillips in 1906. The collection documents the devastation caused by the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. Pictured are scenes along Market, Mission, California, and Sutter Streets, and Golden Gate and Van Ness Avenues. Among the notable buildings pictured are City Hall, the St. Francis Hotel, the Emporium Building, the Wells-Fargo Building, Claus Spreckel's residence, St. Dominic's Church, and the Hibernia Bank. Also pictured are refugee camps, as well as the Ferry Building prior to the disaster.
The collection also includes a stereograph of Donner Lake taken circa 1865 by Alfred A. Hart, and two stereographs of tourists at Devil's Canyon, Geyser Springs, Sonoma County, taken by Andrew Price circa 1880.
The stereographs are numbered according to the photographer's number present on each stereograph. Therefore there are many gaps in the numbering sequence.

Container Listing


No. 1. The Ferry Building. BANC PIC 1985.072:01--STER


No. 2. The City Hall. BANC PIC 1985.072:02--STER


No. 4. Effects of Earthquake, City Hall. BANC PIC 1985.072:04--STER


No. 6. Commemoration Monument. BANC PIC 1985.072:06--STER


No. 7. Mission Street. BANC PIC 1985.072:07--STER


No. 8. Market Street. BANC PIC 1985.072:08--STER


No. 11. American Hotel. BANC PIC 1985.072:11--STER


No. 13. Hibernian Bank. BANC PIC 1985.072:13--STER


No. 14. Central Theatre. BANC PIC 1985.072:14--STER


No. 15. Interior of Bank. BANC PIC 1985.072:15--STER


No. 23. Gunt Building. BANC PIC 1985.072:23--STER


No. 24. Sutter Street. BANC PIC 1985.072:24--STER


No. 25. Market Street. Palace Hotel. BANC PIC 1985.072:25--STER


No. 25. [Duplicate No.] Market Street Bank. BANC PIC 1985.072:25A--STER


No. 27. Hunter Hotel and Howard Church. BANC PIC 1985.072:27--STER


No. 28. Union Block. BANC PIC 1985.072:28--STER


No. 29. From Golden Gate Avenue. BANC PIC 1985.072:29--STER


No. 30. Chinese Camp Kitchen. BANC PIC 1985.072:30--STER


No. 31. Chinese at Dinner. BANC PIC 1985.072:31--STER


No. 32. Postoffice from Golden Gate Avenue. BANC PIC 1985.072:32--STER


No. 33. St. Dominici Church. BANC PIC 1985.072:33--STER


No. 35. City Lighting Co. -- Switchboard. BANC PIC 1985.072:35--STER


No. 38. Postal Telegraph Building. BANC PIC 1985.072:38--STER


No. 40. Schloss Building. BANC PIC 1985.072:40--STER


No. 45. Claus Spreckel's Residence. BANC PIC 1985.072:45--STER


No. 46. Interior Wells-Fargo Building. BANC PIC 1985.072:46--STER


No. 47. C.R. Winslow Building. BANC PIC 1985.072:47--STER


No. 50. Birdseye View of Refugees' Camp. BANC PIC 1985.072:50--STER


No. 51. Board of Trade Bldg. BANC PIC 1985.072:51--STER


No. 52. Emporium Bldg. BANC PIC 1985.072:52--STER


No. 54. St. Francis Hotel. BANC PIC 1985.072:54--STER


No. 55. Result of the Dynamite BANC PIC 1985.072:55--STER


No. 56. City from California St. BANC PIC 1985.072:56--STER


No. 57. Residence District from Van Ness Ave. BANC PIC 1985.072:57--STER


No. 58. Donner Lake, 110 miles from Sacramento. Eastern Summits 25 miles distant. Central Pacific Railroad, California. Photographer: Alfred A. Hart, no. 127 BANC PIC 1985.072:58--STER


No. 59. Devil's Canyon. Geyser Springs, California, Photographer: Andrew Price BANC PIC 1985.072:59--STER


No. 60. Devil's Canyon. Geyser Springs, California. Photographer: Andrew Price BANC PIC 1985.072:60--STER