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Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St. ; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St.; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St.; stood the great earthquakes of 1865 and 1868.

Looking west from the Jewish Synagogue.

Bank safes being guarded.

Safes being guarded.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

View from Moulder School distributing station, showing tons of flour on sidewalk.

View from Moulder School distributing station, showing tons of flour on sidewalk.

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Refugee camp made of scrap iron.

The never-ending search for the missing in the earthquake and fire devastated ruins of San Francisco.

A millionaire's home on Van Ness Ave., devastated by earthquake and fire April 18, 1906.

A millionaire's home on Van Ness Ave., devastated by earthquake and fire April 18, 1906.

The beautiful Spreckles residence destroyed by fire and earthquake, San Francisco.

California St., looking toward the Ferry Depot, Banking District.

California St., looking toward the Ferry Depot, Banking District.

Looking east from corner Pine and Stockton, showing the ruins of the Mills Building.

View of Nobb Hill, the millionaire residence district.

Looking east from corner Ellis and Jones ; Tall building, The San Francisco Call.

Refugees' Camp at ball grounds in Golden Gate Park.

Looking north up Mason St. from Eddy ; Ruins of the Fairmont $4,000,000 Hotel.

Looking north up Mason St. from Eddy ; Ruins of the Fairmont $4,000,000 Hotel..

Looking northwest from corner Ellis and Powell Sts.

Looking northwest from corner Ellis and Powell Sts.

Looking northwest from corner Ellis and Powell Sts.

Looking up Grant Ave. from Market St.

Looking up Grant Ave. from Market St.

Refugee camp made of scraps, corrugated sheet iron gathered from the ruins

Refugee camp made of scraps of corrugated sheet iron gathered from the ruins.

Looking northeast from corner Sutter and Jones Sts.

Looking northeast from corner Sutter and Jones Sts.

True grit. Barber painting sign on tent stretched on sidewalk of former place.

True grit. Barber painting sign on tent stretched on sidewalk of former place.

Looking east from corner Pine and Stockton.

View of Nobb Hill, the millionaire residence district.

Looking east from corner Ellis and Jones.

Looking east from corner Ellis and Jones.

Looking north up Mason St. from Eddy.

Looking west from the Jewish Synagogue..

Looking west from the Jewish Synagogue..

City Hall, Photographer in foreground.

View from Moulder School distributing station.

Ferry landing from Oakland.

Earthquake and Fire wreck at the magnificent Huntington and Flood Palaces and Fairmount Hotel.

San Francisco's magnificent City Hall and Hall of Records, destroyed by Fire and Earthquake.

The wreck of the beautiful St. Luke's Church on Van Ness Avenue, devastated by earthquake and fire.

The Union Ferry Station showing earthquake and fire devastated water front section of San Francisco.

The earthquake ruptured pavement and fire wrecked mansions on Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

Ruined palaces on Van Ness Ave., wiped out by the fire and earthquake of April 18, 1906.

Ruined palaces on Van Ness Ave., wiped out by the fire and earthquake of April 18, 1906.

Wreck and ruin of Chinatown district in San Francisco, destroyed by fire and earthquake April 18, '06.

A millionaire's home on Van Ness Ave., devastated by earthquake and fire April 18, 1906.

The beautiful Spreckles residence destroyed by fire and earthquake, San Francisco.

The wreck of San Francisco's magnificent City Hall building destroyed by earthquake and fire.

Earthquake and fire wreck of the magnificent Huntington and Flood palaces and Fairmount Hotel.

Showing devastation by earthquake and fire, building containing the municipal records.

The Union Ferry Station showing earthquake and fire devastated water front section of San Francisco.

Ruined palaces on Van Ness Ave., wiped out by the fire and earthquake of April 18, 1906.

Looking west from the Jewish Synagogue.

Bank safes being guarded.

Refugees' camp, former dwelling in ruins in background. This is earthquake work.

Refugees' camp, former dwelling in ruins in background. This is earthquake work.

Refugees' camp, former dwelling in ruins in background. This is earthquake work.

Refugees' camp, former dwelling in ruins in background. This is earthquake work.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

City Hall, Photographer in foreground. Tall brick chimneys left standing.

City Hall from McAllister St., looking northeast. Souvenir hunters in foreground.

Ruins of St. Ignatio's Catholic Church.

Ruins of St. Ignatio's Catholic Church.

Ruins of St. Ignatio's Catholic Church.

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Ferry landing from Oakland.

Ferry landing from Oakland.

Ferry landing from Oakland.

Market Street from ferry depot.

Looking northeast from Sutter and Jones.

California St., looking toward the Ferry Depot.

Forming bread line at Jefferson Square.

Forming bread line at Jefferson Square.

Ruins of the Jewish Synagogue on Sutter St.

Looking northwest from corner Ellis and Powell Sts.

City Hall, Photographer in foreground.

San Francisco's magnificent City Hall and Hall of Records, destroyed by Fire and Earthquake.

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