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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Turk Street: 1906

Turk Street: 1906

San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of April 1906. "Turk Street, from the corner of Market and Mason." Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Speaking of sifting through the rubble, I think I see the metal frame of a tailor's sewing machine still standing at far right.

Buildings With Character

It always pains my heart to see nice detailed buildings being damaged or destroyed like the one barely standing in the picture. They don't make them like that anymore.

I'll just betcha

that little fixer upper is worth a pretty penny now!

First Impression

Berlin: 1945.

Armchair archeology

I feel like I can sift through the rubble and piece things back together. Can anyone identify the brushlike thing on some sort of stand in the lower right?

Hamburger Haven

I'm pretty sure Hamburger Haven on Clement Street in San Francisco has this photo framed in their back room. Strange to now see it here.

Is there any way to review the photos of San Francisco you've already posted?

[Try our handy search box. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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