The Burning of San Francisco April 18, 19, 20, 1906
- Type of resource
- Still image
- 25-1/4 x 37 inches
- good; some creasing, repaired hole left side, paper replaced upper edge, water stains lower edge, buckled paper
- chromolithograph on paper with hand-coloring
This collection of prints, mostly lithographs (including chromolithographs and colored lithographs), as well as one engraving, primarily portray San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes. Subjects also include San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey. Included is a lithograph stone with an image of San Francisco, 1 volume of the 1854 "Daily Chronicle" plus one loose issue from April 30, 1906.
Cityscape with wharf in foreground and fire consuming city background. Annotations: “The greatest conflagration in the history of the world. Over 450 square blocks were destroyed with a loss of over 500 million dollars. In the above scene the fire line is over five miles in length on the evening of the first day.”
- 1906 Earthquake
- Use and reproduction
- You do not need to obtain permission to use materials in the public domain.