Feb 14, 2017 - Sale 2436

Sale 2436 - Lot 268

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Album with approximately 265 photographs depicting the aftermath of the vastly consequential San Francisco earthquake.
With all-encompassing images highlighting the extensive damage and destruction caused by the 1906 earthquake. Including post-apocolyptic street scenes showing plumes of smoke rising from the city's downtown buildings, some engulfed in flames, and others reduced to rubble. A number of images show displaced families in temporary encampments, set up in the city's parks, as well as numerous scenes of people waiting in breadlines, and citizens examining the ruins. Silver prints, the images each measuring 4 1/2x6 1/2 inches (11.4x16.5 cm.), and slightly smaller, and the reverse, mounted recto/verso to black pages, some with notations in the negative identifying locations and photographer's studios, such as Pillsbury Picture Co., T. Hecht Photo, A. L. Mubat, and Bushnell Foto Co. Oblong folio, brown leather boards with a twin-bolt binding, worn, backstrip perished. 1906