I found this newspaper image taken from Twin Peaks on ebay and snapped it up and my friend Robert Holt was nice enough to scan it in high-resolution* so that I could share it. You can enlarge it quite a bit and see the notations I’ve added on Flickr. It’s remarkable how much of the debris has already been removed just 39 days after the Quake and Fire.
I used this as a reference:It shows the sites of the refugee camps and soup and relief sites.
Just 2 years later, the city was already well on the way to complete restoration:
This is the City today in a Gigapan created by a photographer who calls himself ‘xcited’
The history of the City syncs almost perfectly with the history of photography and as such its growth is remarkably well-documented.
Coincidentally, motion picture photography came along just in time to catch the 1906 disaster.
This silent film, made on April 18th, 1906 is from the Library of Congress:
*any higher resolution would get lost because of the half-tone printing from the newspaper