Even greater than the damage caused directly by the earthquake, the city was ravaged by fire for four days. With most water mains broken, the fires spread across the city, nearly unchecked.
The quake and subsequent fire left more than half San Francisco's population homeless, destroyed 28,000 buildings, and killed approximately 700 to 3,000 people.
Below is a collection of historic photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, showing damage from both the earthquake and the fire. Also included are pictures of people fleeing the city, refugee camps, and street kitchens.
|Toppled Houses||Collapsed Buildings||Road Crumbled||Rescuing People|
|Temporary Burial||Digging for Souvenirs||Flames||Huge Plumes of Smoke|
|Fire on Market Street||Buildings on Fire||View of the Fire||Fire in the Mission District|