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Here are 10 stereoscopic photos taken in San Francisco immediately after the great quake of 1906. From what we are able to tell, these photographs were hand-colored at the time they were first printed. See the first news coverage of the earthquake here.

The devastation, up close

The beautiful homes on San Francisco’s Pacific Avenue damaged by the earthquake:

 

The fire devastated Fairmont Hotel crowning Nob Hill, California Street, San Francisco:

 

A millionaire’s home on Van Ness Avenue, devastated by earthquake and fire:

 

Wrecked Masonic Temple and Jewish Synagogue on Geary Street:

 

Earthquake wrecked spires and walls of St Dominic’s Cathedral:

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