Showing posts with label San Francisco 1906 Earthquake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label San Francisco 1906 Earthquake. Show all posts

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?

11 October 2011

A fine photo of the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake and fire

I know this is yet another photo from San Fransisco but to me this is a real special find. If you press on it for the full size, its really detailed and interesting. Families packed ready to leave their houses as the fire moves into the street. Crowds gather watching the carnage invading and slowly destroying the city that the quake did not take. Spot the police man on the roof of a building get a better view!

25 August 2011

San Francisco, 1906 Earthquake. Fire damage

Another example of a photo taken from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. What most people don't realise is that the bulk of the devastation was done by fire. The earthquake did cause huge structural damage but the fire spread and virtually flattened anything left. Insurance companies at the time did not protect people from earthquakes and so anything left standing was rumoured to be torched and left to burn for insurance to pay out.