This series includes postcards that feature black and white images of ruins from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
The devastating earthquake occurred on April 18, 1906, and fires proceeded for the next several days. The impact of the earthquake
affected surrounding cities as well, with San Francisco’s destruction being the most severe. Destroying the city and taking
many lives, this event remains one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.
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