San Francisco, 1906, in colour

These colour images of San Francisco were taken on Saturday 6th October 1906 by Frederick Eugene Ives. They show the damage caused to the city by the April 1906 earthquake and fire.

The images were discovered by National Museum of American History volunteer Anthony Brooks while cataloguing a collection donated by Ives’ son, Herbert.

Ives took the photographs as as stereographs (below)


Thank you to John Pollock and Nick Rutter.

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