13 March 2012

Aftermath of San Francisco earthquake 1906

You can see many different photos from the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake but I think this one is a little unusual. It takes us right down to ground level, you can sense the complete devastation of the city. The foundations showing, if the quake didn't completely destroy the buildings it was generally the fire that did. As far as the eye can see the same picture continues, rubble. Wonder what the person with the horse cart is doing? Looking for materials to reuse?


  1. i'm trying to track down the copyright holder for this image to get permission for print use. do you happen to remember where you got it? if so, please email me brettcraycraft@gmail.com


  2. Arnold Genthe took it, I emailed you the details :)