Missing photos of the 1906 San Francisco Great Fire and Earthquake, found. (14 photos)

Photos via the Museum of the City of San Francisco

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  • docfester

    wow…………

    • Darkside

      Enter: Bank of America

  • Donna_Romper

    What is this, the fucking history channel?

    • Shame Shame

      Amen. Bring on the T&A!

      • Dick Salad

        What your not going to QQ about these pics being stolen from some other site as well?

        • Troll of Truth

          *you're

          • Dick Salad

            I've been had!

            • Stan_Dalone

              yes you have cause you're a dick

            • PaulatheDumbass

              In fact you are guilty of the same infraction you accuse me of misspelling. Dickless

              • Sleep_Salone

                ^^^^^^^Stan

      • its_forge

        I like that this site is not one hundred percent breasts.

    • luckyB

      would it kill you to learn a little history?

    • BigRick69

      I thought this comment was hilarious. Why so many thumbs down? people are rarely serious when they comment on the internet…

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Only if it was photoshopped.

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – they won't get it… again…

    • Obama

      ok Paula_ JR.

    • ???

      History, it's good to know what happened instead of being ignorant.

      • NicBree

        A troll is as a troll does.

    • Derek

      A center for ants!!??

  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

    Why didn't you post the color photos?

    Hugs,
    Paula
    – the one you love to hate

    • uquestionmyjudgement

      paula listen we "i" and theCHIVE don't want u here.

      • http://www.tube8.com SimonPhoenix

        GO DIE! Everyone needs one troll . and she's ours.. get fucked and rinse your mouth out with a loaded revolver.

        Thank You.
        – From rest of "US" at the Chive.

        • Stan_Dalone

          simon speak for yourself as I know not everyone feels the way you do, so get over yourself and speak only for yourself

          • Sleep_Salone

            Internet Avenger to the rescue!

          • FuckoffStan

            And what about all the people that cant stand you there Stanley?

            Fucking hypocrite

            • Stan_Dalone

              don't care whether or not they like me, nor do I care if you fell off a cliff

          • hMMMM

            If there was a popularity vote between you and Paula, it wouldn't even be close.

            • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

              ………..
              uhmm…..
              Who do you think would win?

              Hugs,
              Paula
              – the one you love to hate

              • Stan_Dalone

                I am not here to be popular, I don't give a rats ass about being popular. I just don't put up with yourt bullshit or paula's

                • FuckoffStan

                  Oh really? Well Ill have to do some comment mining then because Im pretty fucking sure you were on Paula once about how many thumbs up you get and how many thumbs down she gets.

                  Once a fucking hypocrite, always a fucking hypocrite

                  What a tool

                  • Stan_Dalone

                    Fullof Shit you couldn't be more wrong that was her interpretation not mine. so get your facts straight. but of course you can't cause you are a brainless minion as paula said you were

                    • FuckoffStan

                      No I dont think so Shit for brains LMFAO More thumbs down for you and thumbs up for Paula! But of course its just her "minions" isnt it? So where are yours Dumbass? Oh right… you dont have any.

              • Stan_Dalone

                this is NOT a popularity contest. You're a bitch your so called brainless minions are assholes pure and simple you suck people don't want you here. Take a poll paula you seem to think that's a great idea. see if they want you to stay or go. and don't cheat like I know you are capable of. I on the other hand don't give a shit what others think of me, I am not going anywhere

                • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

                  Some songs I can hear every day, but don't you think it's time you played a new tune?

                  Hugs,
                  Paula
                  – the one you love to hate

                • FuckoffStan

                  Yeah its pretty apparent that you dont give a shot what others think of you fat ass.

                  "and don't cheat like I know you are capable of." Looks like the tin foil hat is getting even tighter isnt it dumbass?

          • The_Dood

            I say let the thumbs decide… And it appears that we like Paula.

            • Stan_Dalone

              I say shut the fuck up dud. I am not going anywhere, If you want to leave be my guest and dont' let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

              • FuckoffStan

                "dud"? "DUD'?

                Looks like the thumbs have decided asshat – people officially hate you more than they hate Paula and and I bet that puckers your fat ass

        • PaulatheDumbass

          noot everyone is stupid as you are do us all a favor go fuck yourself

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Well… Lauren (<3) me, myself and I want me to stay.

        So, whatcha gonna do about it?

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – the one you love to hate

        • Paulatheass

          GTFO N STFU no one likes you no one wants you here

        • Commando00

          LOL…..well Paula I love and hate you so sit down get comfy and stay awhile…..

        • Stan_Dalone

          harass you just like you do to us, except I am not hiding behind an unregistered name

          • Sleep_Salone

            Stan_Dalone…Sweet fucking shit, you're actually starting to believe your fucking avatar is real.

            • Stan_Dalone

              I am not the fuckin coward here you and the other trolls including paula are. I stand up to you when no one else will. You are all a bunch of chicken shit whiners. 23 to 1 and you don't like the odds? now that's fuckin funny

              • FuckoffStan

                Nothing more fucking pathetic than an internet tough guy.

                Look at it this way dumbass – people actually dislike you more than they dislike Paula!!

                Yup time to swallow the .38.

                Moron

                • Stan_Dalone

                  I realize you are impressed with your own stupidity but until youhave facts to back up your baseless claims. I would keep the toilet of a mouth you have closed

                  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

                    .557 then?

                    Hugs,
                    Paula
                    – the one you love to hate

                  • FuckoffStan

                    "I realize you are impressed with your own stupidity" Oh really? What brought you to that conclusion Stanley? Do you actually think why you type or do you just let your ass do the talking?

                    The "fact" that bot Paula and I are getting thumbs up and youre getting thumbs down IS the "facts" Dumbass – wow are you fucking dense

                    Oh and once again you answer me – cant keep away can you Stanley?

                • Stan_Dalone

                  I can back mysellf up at anytime moron. Just because YOU think I am fat doesn't mean I am cause I am not at all in anyway overweight 6'3"225 I am far from fat so as i have said before get overyourself. you are an accident looking for someplace to happen

                  • Chuck

                    I didn't know they grew shit that tall….

                  • FuckoffStan

                    lol Like I said before, nothing more pathetic than an internet tough guy but yeah we ALL know just how "in shape" retired truck drivers are"

                    The internet is full of Supermodels, F1 Drivers and now, apparently, fat assed retired truck drivers who think theyre tought

                    LMFAO

                    Dude you are so pathetic its hilarious!

          • FuckoffStan

            Unregistered name? Are you really that fucking stupid?
            http://intensedebate.com/people/Paula_

            Moron

            • Stan_Dalone

              so you are saying that you all are actually paula? or that you all hide behind her skirt

              • FuckoffStan

                Wow once again the fucking moron doesnt get it. BIG surprise.

        • Stan_Dalone

          Lauren seems to only like you and puts up with you. lord only knows why cause a great many of us don't

          • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

            No surprise you guys didn't figure that one out yet.
            It's because she is the only intellegent being here! And damn cute too ❤

            Hugs,
            Paula
            – the one you love to hate

            • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

              What, nobody taking the typo bait? You asshats!!

              Hugs,
              Paula
              – the one you love to hate

          • FuckoffStan

            Its the same way we put up with you dumbass

        • See it?

          Thats a sweet thong you got on there paula

    • AssClown

      Duh, there were no colour on earth before the end of WW1, except in Germany. Why do you think the US declared war against them on the 6th of April? Surely not for that "Militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism Conspiracy" BS, they wanted to steal the colour from Germany for themselves…

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Yeah, but look what they did to it: NTSC! For fuck sake! If you're only going to rape it, leave it alone!

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – the one who hates Never The Same Color

      • Maggie L.

        Are you South African? Random, right? I think I know you.

        • AssClown

          Mmm, the circus perhaps? Prolly met you in one of the freak shows…I'd understand for you to know I'm from RSA, but know me? Kinda creepy, unless you're a hot babe!! Nice to know there's another RSA chiver. 🙂

  • Demon_Cleaner

    #14 looks like my neighborhood. Except in color.

  • McG

    Very interesting stuff Chive

  • a_schoenoprasum

    #14

    find her!

    MOAR.

    • http://theberry.com/ walkingtheriver

      I'm gonna take a wild shot here, but I think you might be able to find her at a graveyard

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Guess he likes 'em bony.

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – the one you love to hate

    • pleascarter

      i just almost fell out of my chair laughing–awesome

  • chicago

    Nice Pics. #8 It was nice to see a time when it was shameful to walk around with pants down around ankles and ball-caps twisted sideways.

    • Stan_Dalone

      Back when men were men women were women they had class, manners and etiquette

      • nemesis

        Bullshit. History has a way of distorting the past. As a percentage of the population, there were just as many thieves, drunkards, louts and downright scruffy bastards back then as there are now. History has just forgotten them. We are just unlucky enough to live in an era that is cursed with omnipresent media.

      • FuckoffStan

        Yeah this the guy who drools over the half naked women here @ The Chive

        Youre such a fucking hypocrite

  • Streetnic

    Great, you found the missing pictures…

    Now, where the fxxk did I leave my keys???

    • ???

      the last place you had them.

  • Dick Salad

    Reminds me of that epic quake we had here in DC a bit ago…

    • dorkfish

      Glad to see you survived

      • Stan_Dalone

        DF you would be one of the few

        • Dick Salad

          Dalone your one of the biggest derps on here. I like how you go back and erase your posts after you get hosed down. Good style!

          • SuperDanMan4290

            Dalone is right.

            • Dick Salad

              He is also very knowledgeable when it comes to sail boats!

              • Stan_Dalone

                shut up dickhead we want any shit from you we'll squeeze the shit out of your head

                • FuckoffStan

                  Wow thats fucking original

                  But you seem to know alot about squeezing shit

                  • Stan_Dalone

                    hey full of shit you got the runs of the mouth but could never ever back it up so go home to your mommy and shit at home

              • SuperDanMan4290

                It's not a BOAT!….. IT's A YACHT! Get it right DS! DAMN!!

                ~Superdanman

            • Stan_Dalone

              ty Dan

          • PaulatheDumbass

            hey dickhead I like how all you can do is go around critisizring everyone else like you are the one everyone should aspire to. Everytime you post you prove that you're a nobody a person who berates others so they feel better about themselves. In short you are a dickhead grab a hold of yourself cause no one else will

  • Verbal_Kint

    Right after these were taken was an awesome time to buy real estate in SF. Now I could barely afford #14..

    • Troll of Truth

      Yeah, that was before all the gays moved in and made San Fran "FABULOUS"

  • sashdc

    http://bit.ly/uy7F8O Check out this shot taken after the quake from a kite….epic doesn't start to describe it

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8204704 Josh Peters

      From an airship yes, a blimp if you will. Kite no. Destruction holy hell.

      • sashdc

        ah, that probably makes more sense. The place i found it, and a couple others, said kite, which struck me as peculiar….PECULIAR! Cheers la

  • luckyB

    awesome pics

  • Toddstar

    Why does everyone in these pictures appear to be wearing all black? What were people thinking pre 20th century?

    • Ogre

      These pics ARE from the 20th century

    • Mrs_Conejo

      really?
      o.0

      • Stan_Dalone

        Literally

    • nemesis

      It's funny because the pictures are in black and white.

    • Larry L. Bean

      they were thinking "man i can't WAIT until we steal all the color from germany in WWI, so i can get me some purple pants"

  • Unfkngblvbl

    Hard to believe this was big-city life just over a hundred years ago…not very long, considering how much more advanced we've become.

    • FamGuy

      Why don't you share that electricity with us Edison, ya jerk!

  • SolidusSnake420

    History rules.

    • BruthaV

      Indeed: "Those who cannot remember the past [aka History] are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

  • JHarris

    #5 Occupy Grove Street!

  • bemilm

    Awesome set up pics, Chive. More collections of cool/random subjects, please. kthxbye.

    • bemilm

      *set of pics

  • http://twitter.com/asylumstudio B Line (@asylumstudio)

    #4 is a epic picture…

    • ***TheMoreYouKnow

      *an

  • dash_

    So SF has always been flaming?

    • Stan_Dalone

      either in flames or full of flamers lmao

      • FuckoffStan

        Wow a homophobic comment – figures

  • Greg

    You also realize that the city committed the largest case of insurance fraud known to man after the fire?

    They actually doctored photos so that insurance companies would cover repair costs since they were going to be having a "World's Fair" in San Fran a year or so after the fire.

    Still, to this day, many of the buildings do not even meet 1905 building codes since the codes were relaxed after the fire to make repairs and rebuilding go more quickly so the city would look presentable for the fair, so San Fran is in even worse shape structurally now than it was then.

    • nemesis

      There's your Manifest Destiny.

    • JOHN

      If only this would happen now… *Sigh*

  • SpacemanSpiff_

    Who's the troll that hid these pics in the first place?

    • Obama

      Paula_

  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

    Here's a .gif of the aftermath: http://www.spicygif.com/bin/350sw98yu504.gif

    Hugs,
    Paula
    – the one you love to hate

    • NebraskaGuy

      Ha! Nice one, but I think with that kind of shaking, she must have CAUSED the quake! 😉

  • rando

    Challenge accepted.

  • Owen Smithers

    #14 Where's FEMA?!? I can't believe people would build their own shelters. Things are better now. People have been trained to just wait for 'help' to arrive.

    • Commando00

      Unfortunately FEMA wasn't created until 1979…….and can't say that would have helped much any way

      • Owen Smithers

        Before FEMA we had neighbors, churches, communities, counties, and states. Now we have disconnect and apathy. People are waking up though, I think.

    • http://thechive.com/ GernBlansten

      We need a sarcasm font….

    • Stan_Dalone

      Fema? no such thing, but you knew that

      • FuckoffStan

        Youre a moron, but you knew that

      • StanleyNoBalls

        You must be full of usless trivia and conspiracy theories sat at your fucking computer all day.

    • J_Dub

      that is unfortunately a very true statement. Sit and wait for somebody else to do something then bitch because it wasn't good enough or took too long.

    • willypguts

      If you're referring to NOL, most of that city was underwater. Difficult to build shelter on top of water. The army came to San Francisco after the quake/fire. FEMA came to NOL. More than 3000 people died in the fire, twice as many deaths than NOL.

  • Kyra

    Now how about digging up shots of the Great Chicago Fire?

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Yeah, and I want to see photos of the Big Bang too! Do it Chive, you know you can!

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – the one you love to hate

      • PaulatheDumbass

        bendover bitch we'll give you the big bang

      • Stan_Dalone

        I bet you wanna see Uranus, well just look in the mirror cause you're an asshole

        • FuckoffStan

          Seriously? Thats what youre going with? Grade 3 humor?

          Doesnt surprise me in the least I guess.

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