San Francisco Earthquake & Fire: April 18, 1906

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San Francisco Earthquake & Fire: April 18, 1906  (1906) 
Anonymous

American short black-and-white documentary silent film. The film documents the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Selected for the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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SAN FRANCISCO
EARTHQUAKE & FIRE
April 18, 1906

The first scenes that met the eye on landing.

There were ruins on every hand.

Every fireman worked to save the residential districts—and here ruins burned unchecked.

Walls were ordered razed by the authorities

St Patrick's Church,
Mission Street.

At meal times, when there was food to be had, troubles were banished. The street served as both kitchen and diningroom.

Market and Powell Streets that memorable April of 1906.

TREASURE

SAN FRANCISCO
SAFE DEPOSIT
VAULTS UNINJURED
FROM FIRE OR WATER
OFFICE OF THE
WESTERN
NATIONAL
BANK.

Soldiers guarded the banks. They shot, to kill, at looters.

Man's faithful friend, the horse, worked tirelessly. There was no water, except what was brought to him by ferryboat.

Odd looking "automobiles" were still a luxury, and Old Dobbin was supreme.

First refugees were in too much haste, even to take their effects.

Women wore their Easter bonnets. Chinamen wore their queus.

Looking down Market Street. The first trolley.

First ferryboats to land at Oakland, were loaded to capacity, with refugees.

Arrival of
Refugees at Oakland

San Franciscans have claimed that this is how Oakland got her start—but they're wrong.

The END


This work was published before January 1, 1927 and it is anonymous or pseudonymous due to unknown authorship. It is in the public domain in the United States as well as countries and areas where the copyright terms of anonymous or pseudonymous works are 100 years or less since publication.