Photographs taken by Carl Breer on the Stanford University campus and in San Francisco shortly after the April 1906 earthquake,
accompanied by text written in 1963-64. Volume one depicts destruction on the Stanford campus, including Memorial Church,
Memorial Arch, Encina Hall, the new Library and Gymnasium buildings, and the Aggasiz statue. Volume two records his trip into
San Francisco with fellow student Ralph Hopkins; locations photographed there include Bernal Heights, intersection of Laguna
and Market streets, Golden Gate park, Red Cross relief stations, and Stanyon Street. There are also photographs taken in 1946
of Breer and the steam car that he designed and built in 1901; other people in those photographs include race car driver Barney
Oldfield and Chrysler engineers Owen Skelton and Fred Zeder.
Breer earned his a.b. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University in 1909.
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