1906 San Francisco earthquake fire

1906 San Francisco earthquake fire

E370/0084 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 18.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: 1906 San Francisco earthquake fire. San Francisco, California, USA, during the fire caused by the large earthquake that occurred nearby on the San Andreas fault on 18 April 1906. The fire burnt for several days over an area of several square kilometres. It is estimated that 28,000 buildings were destroyed, over 3000 people killed, and up to 300,000 left homeless. The earthquake and fire was one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the USA. Photographed by Arnold Genthe. This was one of the first major disasters to be recorded by photography. This photograph is part of the Karl V. Steinbrugge Collection.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 100th anniversary 1906-2006, 1900s, 1906, 1906 san francisco earthquake, 20th century, aftermath destruction disaster, american, april, arnold genthe, black-and-white, burning, burnt, california, city, damage, damage natural ruins, damaged, debris, destroyed, destruction, disaster, during, earth science, earthquake, fire, historical, history, human, karl v. steinbrugge, large, male, men, monochrome, natural disaster, north america, north american, people, power cable, power line, ruined, ruins, san andreas fault, san francisco, seismic, seismological, seismology, smoke, steinbrugge collection, united states, urban, us, usa

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.