I never realized what a wealth of photo documentation there was out there on the 1906 earthquake. I subconsciously knew that photography had been around for several decades but never really thought about it being portable and mobile enough to get some of the amazing pictures that they did. I put together this photo montage of images that I found - some of the fire, destruction to the buildings, people, effects of dynamiting to create firebreaks, newspaper headlines, etc. If you are unfamiliar to the area or even if you live there, you might not recognize the locations, so where I could, I tried to label the area. Also, turn on your speakers because I added some great "disaster" music and you might want to make it full screen to read the captions..
Now, if the video has inspired you to want to read more about the 1906 earthquake, here are some great reads:
Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 by Deborah Hopkinson (YA)
Earthquake at Dawn (Great Episodes) by Kristiana Gregory (YA)
The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 by Lawrence Yeps (YA)
1906 : A Novel by James Dalessandro
A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware
Three Fearful Days: San Francisco Memoirs of the 1906 Earthquake & Fire by Malcolm E. Baker
The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself, With a New Preface by Philip L. Fradkin
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
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