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Photos of the Great Fire and Earthquake of 1906

Market Street from Sansome
Market Street from Sansome
The San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection contains over 1,700 digitized images of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. These images depict scenes taken both during and after the three-day event, and include neighborhoods, buildings, refugee camps, and the process of reconstruction.

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