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The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Although there have been more powerful earthquakes since the 1906 quake in San Fransisco, many of them have happened in remote areas of the U.S. and none have resulted in the same widespread flames that plagued the city in April of 1906.

The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Makeshift housing included tents and cobbled cardboard and paper shelters. Via/ NYPL

The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Extensive damage to the St. Francis Hotel and surrounding buildings. Via/ Flickr

The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Postal Telegraph Company still standing, but surrounded by rubble. Via/ Flickr

The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Triangular hut in refugee camap
“This is earthquake work” says the original caption. Via/ NYPL

The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Severely disrupted streetcar tracks. Via/ Flickr

The Aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in Photos

Opening safes surrounded by ruins of the building. Via/ NYPL

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