Guide to the San Francisco Earthquake Photographs 1906
PC 69

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
San Francisco Earthquake Photographs
ID
PC 69
Date
1906
Extent
54.0 items.
Language
English
Abstract
Original photographic prints depicting the devastation wrought by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the resulting fires. The locations of most of the images are identified by an unknown photographer. Included in the collection are photographs of numerous damaged buildings including the Palace Hotel, Metropolitan laundry, the Shells building, the Pacific State Telephone and Telegraph Company, and the Rialto Building.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. PC 69, San Francisco Earthquake Photographs. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

A collection of original photographic prints mounted on board depicting the devastation wrought by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the resulting fires. The locations of most of the images are identified by an unknown photographer. Included in the collection are photographs of numerous damaged buildings including the Palace Hotel, Metropolitan laundry, the Shells building, the Pacific State Telephone and Telegraph Company, and the Rialto Building.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2000

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Custodial History note

Purchased at auction.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Later donated to the WSU Libraries by Carl Milton Brewster in 1977.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historical Photograph Collections. waps

Genre(s)

  • Cityscape photographs -- United States--1906. gmgpc waps
  • Photographs--United States--1906. gmgpc waps

Subject(s)

  • Earthquakes -- California--San Francisco
  • Fires -- California--San Francisco
  • Photographs

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General note

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Collection Inventory

Folder

S.E. Buchanan Street near Birch Street. May 30, 1906 

1

Unidentified Church in Oakland California. 

1

Opposite West side of the Palace Hotel. May 21, 1906 

2

View of rear of Palace Hotel. May 21, 1906   2 copies

2

Unidentified Building on 1st Street.   2 copies

3

Central Bank Building. 

4

Metropolitan Laundry, rear of powerhouse. 

4

Woman on street with possessions. 

5

19th Street between Tuerrero (?) and Augelis (?) Avenue. May 16, 1906 

5

Russ. Street between 6th and 7th Streets.   2 copies

6

Howard Street between 17th and 18th Streets. May 24, 1906 

7

Howard Street between 17th and 18th Streets. 

7

9th Street between Bryant and Brannan Streets.   2 copies

8

S.W. corner of Geary and Filmore Streets. 

9

S.W. corner of Geary and Filmore Streets. 

9

S.W. corner of Beale and Mission Streets. May 31, 1906 

10

S.W. corner of Beale and Mission Streets. May 31, 1906 

10

B. Shells Building. 

11

Spanish Style mission church with cathedral in background. 

11

Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company. May 30, 1906 

12

Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company. 

12

Steiner Street South of Ellis Street. May 24, 1906 

13

N.E. corner of 15th and Folsom Streets. 

13

S.W. corner of Harrison and 19th Streets. June 5, 1906 

14

N.E. corner of Eddy and Filmore Streets. 

14

American Can Company fronting on 7th Street.   2 copies

15

S.E. corner of 6th and Howard Streets. 

16

Chinese Theatre in China Town. 

16

Showing the effects of dynamite on Rialto Building, on the corner of Minna and Montgomery Streets. May 10, 1906 

17

Native Sons Building. 

17

S.E. corner of Market and Main Street. May 30, 1906 

18

Market Street corner California Street. Depression in street caused by earthquake. May 10, 1906 

18

Children in street rubble. 

19

N.E. corner of Scott and O’Farrell Streets. 

19

Corner of Division and 17th Streets. 

20

Mrs. McCarthy. Market Street. May 22, 1906 

20

Coast Reality Company on the corner of Market and East Street. May 30, 1906 

21

East side of youths directory on 19th Street near Valencia Street. 

21

S.W. corner of Alabana and 19th Street. 

22

"Kodaks" Building. 

22

S.S. Fillbert Street between Pierce and Scott Streets. June 18, 1906   2 copies

23

S.E. corner of Bryant and 10th Streets. May 11, 1906 

24

9th Street between Bryant and Brannan Streets. 

24

Risdon Iron Works Building on the corner of Stewart and Folsom Streets.   2 copies

25

19th Street near Valencia Street. 

26

Up Kearney Street, Hall of Justice. Pillsbury Picture Co. No. 1. 

27

N.W. corner of Berry and 5th Streets. 

27