SAN FRANCISCO IN RUINS: A Pictorial History of Eight Score Photo-Views of the Earthquake Effects, Flames' Havoc, Ruins Everywhere, Relief Camps

Denver, Colorado: The Smith-Brooks Company, 1906. Hardcover. The great San Francisco earthquake struck in the morning on April 18, 1906 and aftershocks would come for the next few hours, followed by three days filled with fire, smoke, and crumbling buildings. When it was over, 300,000 people were homeless and 80 percent of one of the world's greatest cities was in ruins. Featuring 160 black and white photographs by J.D. Givens, with text by A.M. Allison. There are images of breaks in the pavement, and a panorama of the city of San Francisco on fire with clouds of smoke and ash billowing overhead, as well as numerous shots of damaged buildings and homes. One image shows rescue workers removing the wounded and dead from the wreck of the Brunswick Building on Mission Street, scenes from refugee camps, the ruins of the New Tivoli Opera House, etc. Oblong octavo. Original black flexible boards, with an orange-tinted photograph on the front. A very good example. Very good. Item #68852

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