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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 north on Mason Street, from Market.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

A fire engine caught and crushed by a falling wall, Post St., 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.

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 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.

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

Searching for trinkets in front of the once magnificent Crocker Palace, San Francisco.

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.

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

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

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

Little houses built of paper, earthquake refugees in Jefferson Square, San Francisco, Cal.

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

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

Post Office, showing effect of quake.

Cluett, Peabody & Co.'s Building.

Interior, California Bank.

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.

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.

Effect of Earthquake on Market St. pavement. Ferry Bldg Tower in distance, San Francisco.

Effect of Earthquake on Market St. pavement. Ferry Bldg Tower in distance, San Francisco.

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

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