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The Ruins of San Francisco. April 21st [1906].

The third 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 near the same vantage point as "The Burning City" (#2 of the set), from 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.


ID: 2010-00106
Waters, R. J. (Raper James)

Creation Apr. 21, 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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