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Earthquakes, tokens of God's power and wrath

Ruins occasioned by the Earthquake at Messina

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 down California St. Ferry building in distance, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Looking north on Mason Street, from Market.

Great cracks in street and settling sidewalks, Capp Street, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Looking down California St. Ferry building in distance, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Where modern sky-scrapers were tossed like a ship at sea - Newspaper Row, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Great cracks in street and settling sidewalks, Capp Street, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

The Pride of the Pacific Coast, laid desolate in a few hours, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Railroad House, Clay St.

General view of burned area, (Market St. on left) from Ferry Tower, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

An Afternoon on Market Street [after] the Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Post St., once a busy shopping district, now a scene of desolation, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Railroad House, Clay St.

Looking toward Union Square from Nob Hill, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Market and First Sts.

General view of burned area, (Market St. on left) from Ferry Tower, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

A fire engine caught and crushed by a falling wall, Post St., San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Terrible destruction of City Hall (cost $7,000,000), from Market St., San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Railroad House, Clay St.

A fire engine caught and crushed by a falling wall, Post St., San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Market and First Sts.

Looking toward Union Square from Nob Hill, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Looking north on Mason Street, from Market.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Railroad House, Clay St.

Looking north on Mason Street, from Market.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Railroad House, Clay St.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Market and First Sts.

Where modern sky-scrapers were tossed like a ship at sea - Newspaper Row, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Terrible destruction of City Hall (cost $7,000,000), from Market St., San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

General view of burned area, (Market St. on left) from Ferry Tower, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Where modern sky-scrapers were tossed like a ship at sea - Newspaper Row, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Looking toward Union Square from Nob Hill, Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Post St., once a busy shopping district, now a scene of desolation, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

An Afternoon on Market Street [after] the Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Effects of the Earthquake, Oct. 21, 1868, Railroad House, Clay St.

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

An Afternoon on Market Street [after] the Great Earthquake, San Francisco.

Post St., once a busy shopping district, now a scene of desolation, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Looking down California St. Ferry building in distance, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Great cracks in street and settling sidewalks, Capp Street, San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

A fire engine caught and crushed by a falling wall, Post St., San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Terrible destruction of City Hall (cost $7,000,000), from Market St., San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.

Wrecked Masonic Temple and Jewish Synagogue on Geary St., San Francisco, April 18, 1906.

Looking south, corner Sutter and Stockton.

Looking west from the Jewish Synagogue.

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

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

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

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

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Refugees snug camp in the shades of Columbia Park, San Francisco fire-swept disctrict.

Looking up Grant Ave. from Market St.

Looking east from corner Pine and Stockton.

Refugees' camp in Jefferson Square.

Bird's eye view of City, from Nob Hill.

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

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

Refugee camp made of scrap iron.

Ferry landing from Oakland.

The beautiful house on Pacific Ave. damaged by earthquake, San Francisco, April 18, 1906.

Bank safes being guarded.

View of Nobb Hill, the millionaire residence district.

The ruins of streets and homes, of wrecked district at Van Ness and Vallejo Sts., San Francisco.

Effect of earthquake on Market Street pavement, ferry bldg. tower in distance, San Francisco.

Jim Forrest and his supply camp on Laguna St., San Francisco disaster, April 18, 1906.

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

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

Looking west from the Jewish Synagogue..

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

A temporary relief camp, police headquarters and registration bureau, Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

St. Mary's Cathedral bread line, where the little tots were not forgotten, San Francisco.

Cluett, Peabody & Co.'s Building.

A Row of Earthquake wrecked Cottages on Steiner and Busch Streets, San Francisco.

After the greatest of modern catastrophes , Market St. N.E., past the Call building, San Francisco, Cal.

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

City Hall, Photographer in foreground.

Market Street, San Francisco's great thoroughfare, showing effect of earthquake on the street.

A temporary relief camp, police headquarters and registration bureau, Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

Union Street, sunk by the great earth convulsion which destroyed the city, San Francisco, Cal.

Refugees' Camp at ball grounds in Golden Gate Park.

The fire wrecked street cars and once beautiful residence district on California St.

San Francisco disaster, victims leaving town with bag and baggage.

Looking northwest from corner Ellis and Powell Sts.

San Francisco disaster, victims leaving town with bag and baggage.

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

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