Finding Aid to San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Views, 1906

Finding aid written by James Eason.
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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Views, 1906

Collection number: BANC PIC 1905.05851-.05878--PIC

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
James Eason
Date Completed:
February 2006
Encoded By:
Mary W. Elings and Jeanne Gahagan
Funding for creating this finding aid was provided by The Bancroft Library.
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Title: San Francisco earthquake and fire views,
Date (inclusive): 1906
Collection number: BANC PIC 1905.05851-.05878--PIC
Creator: Street, W. J.
Extent: 1 album (28 photographic prints) 28 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Collection contains commercial photographic prints taken in San Francisco by W.J. Street during and after the disaster of 1906.
Languages represented: Collection materials are in English.
Physical location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research. Please use digital facsimiles when possible.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Access Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and does not constitute permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Views, BANC PIC 1905.05851-.05878--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of all images are available.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Views collection was a gift to The Bancroft Library from Charles Gauld in 1937.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection contains commercial photographic prints taken in San Francisco by W.J. Street during and after the disaster of 1906. Views show fires burning, earthquake and fire damage, subsidence of streets, U.S. Army troops, and refugee camps. Among the buildings and locations pictured are the Call Building, Palace Hotel, City Hall, Market St., Nob Hill, South of Market District, and Union Square.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
Fires--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs


Container List

 

BANC PIC 1905.05851--ALB [Market Street, looking northeast toward burning Call Building from near Powell St. Emporium department store at right.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M2

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fire fighters--Photographs
Fires (burning)--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05852--ALB [Fire burning near waterfront, as viewed from San Francisco Bay.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 00

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (burning)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Waterfronts--California--San Francisco--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Cityscapes--California--San Francisco
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05853--ALB [Call Building on fire, Market Street. Looking northeast from near Fourth St.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M2

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (burning)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Call Building (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05854--ALB [Burning of Lincoln School. Fifth Street, between Market and Mission Streets.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 02:153

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (burning)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
South of Market District (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05855--ALB [Burning of structure Metropolitan Temple, adjacent to Lincoln School. Fifth Street, between Market and Mission Streets.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 02:153

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (burning)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
South of Market District (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05856--ALB [Refugee camp. Jefferson Square?] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 04:332

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Crowds--Photographs
Disaster victims--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Tents--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05857--ALB [Market Street, looking northeast from ca. Sixth St.. Call Building, center; Flood Building, left center.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M3

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05858--ALB [Debris on Market Street. Palace Hotel and Call Building, left center.] 1906

Physical Description: 21 x 16 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M2

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Crowds--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Call Building (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Palace Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05859--ALB [U.S. Army troops gathered at Post, Montgomery and Market Streets. Masonic Temple, left.] 1906

Physical Description: 21 x 16 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M2

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Soldiers--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05860--ALB [Market Street littered with debris. Flood Building, center; Call Building in distance, right center.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M3

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05861--ALB [Hall of Justice from Portsmouth Square.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:034

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
Police--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Tents--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05862--ALB [Ruins and debris. Mills Building, at corner of Bush and Montgomery Streets, center.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:XXX

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Financial District (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05863--ALB [Ruins of Temple Emanu-el on Sutter Street. From Powell Street.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:048

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05864--ALB [Ruins and debris. City Hall in background.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:XXX?

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco City Hall--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05865--ALB [Ruins and debris. St. Ignatius Church and College, center; City Hall in distance.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 04:330?

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco City Hall--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05866--ALB [Ruins of City Hall and vicinity. From Van Ness Ave.?] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:C

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco City Hall--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05867--ALB [Nob Hill ruins. Flood residence, left, and Fairmont Hotel, right, atop hill.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:058

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Nob Hill (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05868--ALB [Ruins of Albert Pike Memorial Temple (Scottish Rite Temple), right.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 04:345

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings--Earthquake effects--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05869--ALB [Ruins of Union Square vicinity.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:049

Scope and Content Note

[Landmarks include Dana Building (white, center); frame of Whittell Building (behind Dana); Dewey Monument (right); City of Paris department strore (behind monument); and frame of Newman & Levinson, far right.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings--Repair and reconstruction--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05870--ALB [Ruins and debris. Shreve Building, center, at Post Street and Grant Avenue.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:XXX

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Financial District (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05871--ALB [Ruins and debris along Kearny Street. Call Building in distance, right center.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:036?

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Call Building (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05872--ALB [Earthquake damage to residences on Howard Street.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 06:551

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings--Earthquake effects--Photographs
Dwellings--Earthquake effects--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Mission Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05873--ALB [Ruins of St. Dominic's Church. Bush and Steiner Streets.] 1906

Physical Description: 20 x 16 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 03:276

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings--Earthquake effects--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05874--ALB [View of ruins. From Nob Hill? Top of Call Building visible, center.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:000

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings--Repair and reconstruction--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Cityscapes--California--San Francisco
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05875--ALB [Refugees in line, Hamilton Square.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 03:244?

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buildings--Earthquake effects--Photographs
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction--Photographs
Disaster relief--Photographs
Disaster victims--Photographs
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
South of Market District (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05876--ALB [Ruins of Palace Hotel on Market Street. Lotta's Fountain, right. From Kearny and Geary Sts.] 1906

Physical Description: 21 x 16 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:M1

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Market Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Palace Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05877--ALB [Ruins and rubble. New Montgomery from near Mission St.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 02:137

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
Streets--Photographs
Mission Street (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
South of Market District (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs
 

BANC PIC 1905.05878--ALB [Ruins of Orpheum Theatre. O'Farrell St., between Powell and Stockton Streets.] 1906

Physical Description: 16 x 21 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Geographic code: 01:050

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Fires (damage)--Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Photographs