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The Burning City - San Francisco. 10 a.m. April 18. 1906
The second of three famous and rare mammoth photographs taken by R. J. Waters at the time of the San Francisco earthquake, April 1906. This view was probably taken from either the Hopkins or Stanford mansion, Nob HIll.
Bears title, copyright notice by Waters, date 1906; Additional notation: Publishers/G. T. Marsh & Co./San Francisco. Notations are handwritten in white ink.
The Waters panorama prints were published in 3 sizes (vertical): 12", 10.5",, and 9 7/8". This photograph and its two companion pieces represent the largest sized print.
Waters, R. J. (Raper James)
Apr. 18, 1906
MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Photograph; sepia toned gelatin silver print, framed; LENGTH: 56.5 x 12 in. paper; 59 7/8 x 16 3/8 framed; QUANTITY: 1
Topics: Earthquakes, Seismology, History of Science
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