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[San Francisco 1906 earthquake and fire snapshot photograph album].
BANC PIC 2019.003--fALB
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[San Francisco 1906 earthquake and fire snapshot photograph album]


Album containing snapshots of various ruins in San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake and fire, and scenes from various refugee camps in the city. Some landmarks depicted include City Hall, Ferry Building, collapsed houses on Howard Street, Market Street, the Cliff House and the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. Many of these images depict the same man, sometimes apparently scavenging items from piles of rubble. Most San Francisco images appear to be touristic -- e.g. taken from long distance, or from car windows. Other snapshots depict an unidentified family group during outdoor leisure activities; views of the Sierra Nevada in winter, including Lake Tahoe, Desolation Valley, Grass Lake, Gilmore Lake, and Angora Lake; and other group scenes, including a few of men playfully dressed as women, and a group of men posing along an outdoor trail.


1906 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Refugee camps -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Leisure -- California -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer/compiler unknown.
A few prints annotated on back in pencil with location descriptions. These same prints bear the stamp of a photography lab: Printed by Patrick Reynolds, Jr., 222 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal.
Many album leaves bear evidence of photographs having been torn out.
San Francisco 1906 earthquake and fire snapshot photograph album, BANC PIC 2019.003, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; from S. Rose ; 2018.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

63 photographs in 1 album : gelatin silver prints ; album 33 x 26 cm




BANC PIC 2019.003--fALB