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Koenig (Louise H. "Ila") 1906 Earthquake Collection
SFH 587  
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Description
Contains 1906 earthquake photographs, mostly taken by Arno Richter, and a letter of earthquake recollections written by Ila Koenig who was an earthquake survivor.
Background
Louise Helene "Ila" Koenig was born Oct. 5, 1893 in California to Henry T. (Heinrich) and Sophie Koenig. Her father was a refractionist, originally from Germany. He was in partnership with Dr. Kaspar Pischel for a time. Pischel's name is written on Dr. Fusakichi Omori's seismograph report that is included in this collection. The Koenigs lived on Waller Street. Ila remained single. She had a younger sister, Martha, whose married surname was Schaller. Schaller had a daughter named Dorothea. Ila died on Nov. 25, 1979, at the age of 86.
Extent
5 folders (.18 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscrips must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center Photo Desk hours.