Finding aid for the Santa Barbara earthquake photograph album 7059

Sue Luftschein
USC Libraries Special Collections
2017 November
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Title: Santa Barbara earthquake photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: 7059
Physical Description: 1 album.
Date (inclusive): 1923-1925
Abstract: Photograph album of earthquake damage in Santa Barbara after earthquake of June 29, 1925. The album opens with photographs of steel frame buildings in Tokyo after a 1923 earthquake and ends with photographs of the collapse of the Hotel Vincent in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The sequence of photographs illustrates "A Warning" given in the first photograph, a poem that extols the virtues of steel frame buildings in preventing earthquake damage.
Container: 1

Scope and Contents

The Santa Barbara earthquake photograh album consists of 47 photographs, 46 of them depicting earthquake damage in Tokyo, Santa Barbara, and Benton Harbor, Michigan. The album opens with a poem entitled "A Warning" that extols the importance of steel frames in structures to prevent earthquake damage. The first photographs are of a steel frame building in Tokyo, the Yusen Building, that survived a 1923 earthquake. They are followed by a few photographs of other buildings in Tokyo that suffered extensive damage during that quake. The bulk of the album is photographs of earthquake damage in Santa Barbara after the earthquake of June 29, 1925. The album concludes with a few photographs of the Hotel Vincent in Benton Harbor, Michigan, "A building that crumbled" between January 28 and 29, 1924, presumably after an earthquake.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder no. or item name], Santa Barbara earthquake photograph album, Collection no. 7059, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marla Woodward, November 29, 2017.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Photographs
Buildings -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Photographs
Buildings -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor -- Photographs
Earthquakes -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Photographs
Benton Harbor (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Archival resources
Tokyo (Japan) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs
Photograph albums