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Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906
BANC PIC 1989.018--STER  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
    Date: 1906
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1989.018--STER
    Extent: 60 photomechanical prints : stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm. 59 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 available 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], Stereograph cards of the San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906, BANC PIC 1989.018--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

    The earthquake stereographs were purchased in 1989.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 60 color stereographs of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. The publishers of the photomechanical prints are unknown. Includes images of earthquake and fire damage of buildings in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont Hotel, City Hall, the Post Office building, and the Masonic Temple. Also includes images of refugee camps set up in parks, bread lines, destruction of San Francisco districts and neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Market Street, and Union Square, cracks in streets and train tracks, and the destruction of buildings by dynamite in an effort to stop the fire. Printed captions below the images are reprinted in the container listing. Each stereograph has a paragraph printed on its verso recording some anecdote of the days of the earthquake and fire -these paragraphs are not included in the container listing.