The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Stereographs by W.S. Smith collection contains 24 color stereographs published in San
Francisco in 1906 by W.S. Smith during and following the earthquake and fire which destroyed much of the city. Notable scenes
of devastation include buildings such as the Palace Hotel, the United States Mint, City Hall, the Grand Hotel, Temple Emanu-El,
St. Patrick's Church, the Call Building, St. Mary's Hospital, The Hall of Justice, and St. Ignatius Church, as well as areas
such as Russian Hill, Market Street, and Portsmouth Square. Also pictured are refugee camps at Fort Mason, Jefferson Square
and Union Square.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.