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
It’s big,special and lovely. Who
else should I date in Sf ? 😉
Hey, Stan, I don’t see the link to the big image?
IT’s not linked. I thought it would be possible to drag it off and enlarge it but that doesn’t work. I’ll have to figure out another way. Maybe Flickr?
I have to re-label the image on a higher resolution and post it on Flickr. Will do that tomorrow and post the link here.
The image is viewable on Flickr now: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96942894@N00/27187022144/in/dateposted-public/
Thanks, Stan. This is interesting, putting the extent of the destruction in perspective and context in a way that all the street-level pictures I’ve seen don’t really capture.