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1906 Disaster Pictures Available for Digital Licensing or purchase.

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11.

Title: Outdoor cooking -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060015.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: For days following the disaster, indoor cooking was banned and this prohibition was enforced at rifle point. Consequently, both residents and refugees began cooking outside with provisional stoves pieced together by odds and ends.




12.

Title: Cooking on streets and sidewalks. -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060016.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Cooking outdoors on stoves rescued from damaged homes.




13.

Title: Retrieving what they can. -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060017.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Families with what possessions they could salvage from their damaged homes.




14.

Title: California Street - 1906 Disaster -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060018.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Looking down California Street. Grace Church is on the right, and the fire approaching from the east.




15.

Title: Valencia Street Hotel -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060019.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: A coronerís wagon sands by to remove the dead as rescuers worked to tear apart the Valencia Street Hotel to find any possible survivors. Most of the hotel's occupants were killed.




16.

Title: Firefighters struggle against almost impossible odds. -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060020.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: The San Francisco Fire Department fighting the inferno with little chance of success.




17.

Title: Gutted Hall of Justice -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060021.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Jail cells inside the burnt out basement of the Hall of Justice.




18.

Title: Apartment House -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060022.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Lodging house knocked "out of plumb" by the 1906 earthquake. The lodgers were lucky: a large number of apartment houses in the South of Market area collapsed completely, killing many of their occupants.




19.

Title: A few survivors among the ruins. -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060023.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: The efforts of firemen--or individuals acting as firefighters--sometimes saved buildings amidst the otherwise general devastation.




20.

Title: Refugee Camp -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060024.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: 1906 Red Cross Camp at Jefferson Square in San Francisco.




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1906 Disaster Pictures Available for Licensing

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