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San Francisco Streets and Tracks Destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Streets and tracks after earthquake and fire
Pavement bricks and damaged trolley tracks appear amidst what would otherwise seem a standard San Francisco street scene, with buildings undamaged by fire and the earthquake. The photographer's negative number, 68, shows in the lower left corner, suggesting that this one of a series of pictures taken to illustrate the havoc. Well-dressed figures stand on the street and sidewalks. Photographs of this type were often taken to document damage for insurance purposes. After a major tragedy, such images became marketable.
Source Oakland Museum of California
Coverage Spatial, San Francisco, California; temporal, 1906
Rights Oakland Museum of California
Date Created 1906
Resource Type
Extent Not available.
Location San Francisco, California
Image Type Accidents and disasters
Collection Oakland Museum of California Collection
Image ID 68.266.208ii
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