Photo Corner: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

San Francisco Fire and Quake 1906Today’s photo comes to us from P.J. Fowler with the following message.

Today is the 100th anniversary of “The Great Quake,” known by our family as “The Great Fire.” I thought you might like a look at a family photo taken that very afternoon on the street in front of their house.  Notice the writing-it belongs to either Grandma or one of her sisters, or possibly Great-Grandma.

P.J. Fowler

For more on the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, see Kurt Laird’s article from the March 21 Ancestry Daily News, and George G. Morgan’s article from July 2004.

Here’s some more information from Patti on this photo:

The back of the photo is pretty messed up but what I can read says: Dew Drop Inn  April 18, 1906.  From our back door on Sacramento Street. Neighbors-Mr. + Mrs. Schwartzburg, and Belle.
That would be Belle Clark Collins, (Grandma’s sister) So, that means it’s the back door of Erasmus and Laura Clark’s house (Grandma’s parents)  The Clarks always did have a sense of humor 🙂
Patti Fowler Clark

One thought on “Photo Corner: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

  1. Dear patti, My father’s uncle charles louis , haseen this eartquacke .
    My father told it to me. Because before the world war 2 his uncle was coming back to belgium . He lost almost everything during the 30 year’s . Crossing of the banks .Al this year’s he had worked for notting . He lost also one eye …..
    You see live can be difficult …
    greetings .Pat desutter

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