Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906

Processed by Katherine Ruiz.
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Fax: (510) 642-7589
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906

Collection number: BANC PIC 1989.018--STER

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by Katherine Ruiz.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2015 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Stereograph Cards of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Date: 1906
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1989.018--STER
Extent: 60 photomechanical prints : stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm. 59 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

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.
Copyright 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], Stereograph cards of the San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906, BANC PIC 1989.018--STER, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The earthquake stereographs were purchased in 1989.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 60 color stereographs of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. The publishers of the photomechanical prints are unknown. Includes images of earthquake and fire damage of buildings in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont Hotel, City Hall, the Post Office building, and the Masonic Temple. Also includes images of refugee camps set up in parks, bread lines, destruction of San Francisco districts and neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Market Street, and Union Square, cracks in streets and train tracks, and the destruction of buildings by dynamite in an effort to stop the fire. Printed captions below the images are reprinted in the container listing. Each stereograph has a paragraph printed on its verso recording some anecdote of the days of the earthquake and fire -these paragraphs are not included in the container listing.

Container Listing

 

Earthquake and fire wreck of the Magnificent Huntington and Flood Palaces and Fairmont Hotel. BANC PIC 1989.018:01--STER

Additional Note

1001
 

Opening the Safes of a Market Street Jewelry Store, San Francisco, after the Catastrophe. BANC PIC 1989.018:02--STER

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1002
 

Effect of Earthquake on Market Street Pavement. Ferry Bldg. Tower in distance, San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:03--STER

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1003
 

Wrecking Dangeous Walls in the Shaken and Burned District of San Francisco. April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:04--STER

Additional Note

1004
 

A Government Relief Boat at Oakland loading Supplies for the Stricken City of San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:05--STER

Additional Note

1005
 

Showing Devastation by Earthquake an Fire, Building containing the Municipal Records. BANC PIC 1989.018:06--STER

Additional Note

1006
 

Down California St, from Fairmount Hotel, the Fire Swept District of San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:07--STER

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1007
 

San Francisco's Magnificent City Hall and Hall of Records, Destroyed by Fire and Earthquake. BANC PIC 1989.018:08--STER

Additional Note

1008
 

Bound for the Ferry after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Disaster of April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:09--STER

Additional Note

1009
 

San Fancisco's Six-Million-Dollar City Hall, containing the Municipal Records wrecked by Earthquake. BANC PIC 1989.018:10--STER

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1010
 

The utter Desolation of San Francisco from the Water Front, Fairmount Hotel on Nob Hill in distance. BANC PIC 1989.018:11--STER

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1011
 

A Row of Earthquake wrecked Cottages on Steiner and Busch Streets, San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:12--STER

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1012
 

Bringing order out of Chaos of San Francisco's Ruins. Opening up Impassable Streets. BANC PIC 1989.018:13--STER

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1013
 

Emergency Camp and Costume of San Francisco's young ladies who lost everything in the disaster. BANC PIC 1989.018:14--STER

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1014
 

A Chinese Chef driven from Kitchen to Curb by the San Francisco Earthquake Disaster, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:15--STER

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1015
 

Outdoor Kitchens. Ruptured Chimneys forced San Francisco to cook on the street for several weeks. BANC PIC 1989.018:16--STER

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1016
 

Tonsorial Establishment in Temporary Quarters at Ft. Mason Refugee Camp after the Disaster. BANC PIC 1989.018:17--STER

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1017
 

Glimpse of the Fire Devastated Heart of San Francisco from the Huntington Palace on California St. BANC PIC 1989.018:18--STER

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1018
 

The Beautiful Homes on Pacific Ave, damaged by Earthquake, San Francisco, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:19--STER

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1019
 

Cracks caused by Earthquake in the walls of San Francisco's New Granite Post Office Bldg. BANC PIC 1989.018:20--STER

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1020
 

Jim Forrest's Camp, where 20 Tons of Provisions were distributed each day to the San Francisco Refugees. BANC PIC 1989.018:21--STER

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1021
 

A Glimpse of the Quiet Camp Life of Refugees in Golden Gate Park after the San Francisco Disaster. BANC PIC 1989.018:22--STER

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1022
 

Union Square, San Francisco, showing Dewey Monument, the Call and Dana Bldgs. BANC PIC 1989.018:23--STER

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1023
 

The Ruins of Streets and homes, of wrecked district at Van Ness and Vallejo Sts., San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:24--STER

Additional Note

1024
 

Earthquake wrecked Spires and Walls of St. Dominic's Cathedral, San Francisco, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:25--STER

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1025
 

The New Masonic Temple on Sutter Street badly wrecked by the San Francisco Earthquake. BANC PIC 1989.018:26--STER

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1026
 

Ft. Mason Refugee Campers and their belongings saved from the flames of burning San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:27--STER

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1027
 

Gathering a few Home Relics at the Ruins of the Wenban Palace, Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:28--STER

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1028
 

A Make-Shift Camp on the Border of Desolation in the Fire scourged District of San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:29--STER

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1029
 

Refugees' Snug Camp in the Shades of Columbia Park, San Francisco Fire Swept District. BANC PIC 1989.018:30--STER

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1030
 

A Family of Refugees waiting for Dinner in Camp at Ft. Mason...San Francisco Disaster. BANC PIC 1989.018:31--STER

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1031
 

The wreck of the Beautiful St. Luke's Church on Van Ness Ave., devastated by Earthqake and Fire. BANC PIC 1989.018:32--STER

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1032
 

Los Angeles Relief Camp in Golden Gate Park. 10,000 people were fed there each day. BANC PIC 1989.018:33--STER

Additional Note

1033
 

The Refugee Camps and Shelters at Fort Mason after the Earthquake and Fire Disaster, San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:34--STER

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1034
 

A Temporary Relief Camp, Police Headquarters and Registration Bureau on Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:35--STER

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1035
 

St. Mary's Cathedral Bread Line where the little Tots were not forgotten, San Francisco Disaster. BANC PIC 1989.018:36--STER

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1036
 

Light Hearts and Heavy Burdens leaving the Long Bread Line at St. Mary's Cathedral. BANC PIC 1989.018:37--STER

Additional Note

1037
 

The Destruction of San Francisco, April 18, 1906, Showing Market Street and Ferry Bldg. Tower. BANC PIC 1989.018:38--STER

Additional Note

1038
 

The Union Ferry Station showing Earthquake and Fire Devastated water front section of San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:39--STER

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1039
 

San Francisco Refugees Camped by the Wayside and Cooking their Rations in the Gutters. BANC PIC 1989.018:40--STER

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1040
 

The Earthquake Ruptured Pavement and Fire Wrecked Mansions on Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:41--STER

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1041
 

Seeking for Treasures in the Ruins of the Once Magnificent Crocker Home, California St., San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:42--STER

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1042
 

Ruined Palaces on Van Ness Ave., wiped out by the Fire and Earthquake of April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:43--STER

Additional Note

1043
 

Serving out Army Supplies to Unending Bread Line of Refugees at Ft. Mason, San Francisco Disaster. BANC PIC 1989.018:44--STER

Additional Note

1044
 

The Ruin of San Francisco from California and Jones St., showing Havoc by Earthquake and Fire. BANC PIC 1989.018:45--STER

Additional Note

1045
 

Wreck and Ruin of Chintown District in San Francisco, destroyed by Fire and Earthquake, April 18, '06. BANC PIC 1989.018:46--STER

Additional Note

1046
 

Dynamiting the Earthquake and Fire-Wrecked Buildings on Market St., San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:47--STER

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1047
 

Mission Street Car Track and Pavement showing the resistless [irresistable] Power of Earthquake, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:48--STER

Additional Note

1048
 

Jim Forrest and his Supply Camp on Laguna St., San Francisco disaster, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:49--STER

Additional Note

1049
 

The Wreck of San Francisco Jewish Syngogue in Foreground from Sutter and Powell Sts. BANC PIC 1989.018:50--STER

Additional Note

1050
 

The Fire Devastated Fairmount Hotel Crowning Nob Hill, California St., San Francisco, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:51--STER

Additional Note

1051
 

San Francisco Disaster, Victims leaving town with bag and baggage. BANC PIC 1989.018:52--STER

Additional Note

1052
 

Market Street, San Francisco's Great Throughfare, showing effects of Earthquake on the Street. BANC PIC 1989.018:53--STER

Additional Note

1053
 

Searching for Trinkets in front of the Once Magnificent Crocker Palace, San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:54--STER

Additional Note

1054
 

The Never-ending Serch for the Missing in the Earthquake and Fire Devastated Ruins of San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:55--STER

Additional Note

1055
 

A Millionaire's Home on Van Ness Ave., Devastated by Earthquake and Fire April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:56--STER

Additional Note

1056
 

Wrecked Masonic Temple and Jewish Synagogue on Geary Street, San Francisco, April 18, 1906. BANC PIC 1989.018:57--STER

Additional Note

1057
 

The beautiful Spreckles residence destroyed by fire and earthquake, San Francisco. BANC PIC 1989.018:58--STER

Additional Note

1058
 

The Wreck of San Francisco's Magnificient City Hall Building destroyed by Earthquake and Fire. BANC PIC 1989.018:59--STER

Additional Note

1059
 

The Fire Wrecked Street Cars and Once Beautiful Residence District on California Street. BANC PIC 1989.018:60--STER