Missing photos of the 1906 San Francisco Great Fire and Earthquake, found. (14 photos)
Crowds gather at Market and Laguna streets to flee the Great Fire. Building at lower center right still survives as do along Laguna. Almost all others pictured here burned.
“Ham and Egg” fire burns at Grove and Laguna streets. View is along Grove Street. City Hall dome can be seen in the smoke cloud.
View from Laguna and Market streets of the Great Fire burning through the Mission District.
The Great Fire as seen from a ferry boat in the Bay.
Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street. The large clusters of refugees along the street suggest they were involved in rescuing trapped persons.
Fire around the Call Building at Third and Market Streets. Emporium, at Powell and Market, is at right.
Earthquake damage along Grant Ave. in Chinatown.
View of the Great Fire as seen from Chinatown.
Damaged warehouse in the area of Nineteenth and Folsom streets.
Ruined homes and pavement on Dore Street near Folsom.
Sunken cobblestone streat along Spear at Market Street.
Refugees search for souvenirs on sidewalk in front of the Stanford mansion on Powell Street at California.
Mission Dolores on Dolores at 16th street, and the wrecked Parish church next to it.
Refugees built shanties from any available materials to house themselves after the disaster. This encampment is near the Marina. The Army later provided tents for refugees.
Photos via the
Museum of the City of San Francisco