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April 18, 1906 -- San Francisco, California


92-ER-1:  Looking down Market Street from Third Street showing the approach of the fire following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.  Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 92-ER-1: Looking down Market Street from Third Street showing the approach of the fire following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

92-ER-3.   Receiving stores at Moulder Warehouse following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.  National Archives Photograph.  Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 92-ER-3. Receiving stores at Moulder Warehouse following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. National Archives Photograph. Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

During the San Francisco earthquake, and subsequent fires, the U.S. Navy assisted in relief operations.  Sailors and Marines fought fires, ships carried the homeless and injured to Vallejo, California, where medical personnel had established emergency facilities. 

Other Resources:

U.S. Navy Response to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire


92-ER-15:  Bread Line, following the 1906 San Francisco, California, earthquake.  Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 92-ER-15: Bread Line, following the 1906 San Francisco, California, earthquake. Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

92-ER-19:  Market Street between Third and Fourth Street following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.  Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 92-ER-19: Market Street between Third and Fourth Street following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Records of the Quartermaster General photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

HABS CAL,38-SANFRA,106:   Panoramic view of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake.  Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Caption: HABS CAL,38-SANFRA,106: Panoramic view of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Published: Fri Jul 24 07:28:49 EDT 2020