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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs, 1906
BANC PIC 1985.072--STER  
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  • 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
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    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.