San Francisco in ruins, 1906

View from the sky of a city and its waterfront with various ships docked, and most buildings on land are ruined.

Detailed Description

One of the most well-known photographs by George R. Lawrence, taken May 28, 1906, about 6 weeks after the Great San Francisco earthquake which occurred on April 18. The 160-degree panorama was taken from a camera suspended from a kite 2,000 feet in the air. The view looks up Market Street with the waterfront and Union Ferry Building in the foreground.

This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1924.

Details

Image Dimensions: 7000 x 2748

Date Taken:

Location Taken: San Francisco, CA, US