Earthquakes: San Francisco

Riding down Market Street to inspect the destruction.

0589 PA8114 San Francisco 1939

Chilling post-earthquake footage, shot in the Western Addition and on Market Street in San Francisco. The first sequence (Western Addition) shows a great deal of evocative neighborhood detail from one hundred years ago.

Views of destruction taken from a vehicle moving east down Market Street.

Scenes of displaced people and damaged buildings in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Original film is in need of repair, jumps and rolls out of frame.

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