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1906 Disaster Pictures Available for Digital Licensing or purchase.

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31.

Title: Burning Buildings -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060037.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: As buildings burn, the safest place to walk is in the streets.




32.

Title: Sacramento Street -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060039.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Looking down Sacramento Street toward the approaching fire. Earthquake damaged apartments on the right.




33.

Title: Hurrying to escape the firestorm that arose in the wake of the earthquake. -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060040.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Hurrying to escape the firestorm that arose in the wake of the earthquake.




34.

Title: Downtown -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060041.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: The smoke from the 1906 fires as seen from the suburbs. It vaguely appears to our modern eyes as the aftermath of a nuclear explosion.




35.

Title: Downtown -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060042.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Smoke arising from the fires of the disaster's first day.




36.

Title: Safes pulled from the ruins. -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060043.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Safes were hauled to the streets from buildings and left to cool. Two weeks were required before they could be opened again--any earlier and owners risked instant immolation of their contents.




37.

Title: Burning Buildings -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060044.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Fierce flames engulf more wood frame buildings. Many of the older ones were termite ridden, which made the timbers even more combustible.




38.

Title: Downtown -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060045.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Thick smoke from merging fires.




39.

Title: Call Building -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060046.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: The Call Building, San Francisco's tallest structure in 1906. This is Market Street looking east from 4th Street




40.

Title: California Street -- The Hansen Collection -- 19060047.jpg

Owning Institution: The Museum of the City of San Francisco

Description: Looking east along the ruins to California Street. The famous Merchantís Exchange building is the tallest building to the left.




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1906 Disaster Pictures Available for Licensing

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