Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

The only color photo’s of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

Sutter St. Looking East from Top of Majestic Hall, Oct. 1906, Frederick Eugene Ives, courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Market St. Flood Bldg., 1906, by Frederick Eugene Ives, courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Fr. Van Ness Ave. City Hall R., 1906, by Frederick Eugene Ives, courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Fr. near City Hall looking NE, by Frederick Eugene Ives, courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

This is a series of four recently discovered color photographs of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. These photographs are thought to be the only color photographs of the event.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Fog Fancy and commented:
    Truly amazing to see the devastation the 1906 quake caused. It can all fall to pieces in an instant…something we should all remember. We may think we have it all, but it is so important to respect the humbling power nature possesses. Keep emergency packs ready…a case of water, full (or at least half) tank of gas at all times, basic food (granola bars, canned food, etc) and a first aid kit.

    On a separate note, I’m so glad I live on bedrock in a house that was built in the 1890s! Let’s hope it would survive another big one!

    February 23, 2014 at 1:48 am

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