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By Doug Gist

Early one spring morning, catastrophe struck San Francisco, and a tender guy grabbed his digital camera and began documenting the destruction and dying surrounding him. Fearlessly going to the heart of the devastation, the fellow captured scenes of fires, collapsing structures, and other people fleeing for his or her lives―scenes that nobody else had an opportunity to list. His images have been preserved in a relatives photograph album, unseen via the general public for over 100 years.

When San Francisco Burned offers for the 1st time the pictures that younger guy, Louis P. Selby, took of the nice San Francisco Earthquake and fireplace of 1906. those amazingly unique and dramatic images express the earthquake and its aftermath from a street-level viewpoint, giving readers an unheard of examine what it was once particularly prefer to be in San Francisco in the course of these poor days. Selby’s images rfile the fast harm of the earthquake; bad motion pictures of fireplace eating San Francisco; the heroic efforts of police, infantrymen, and usual electorate to take care of order and defend the folks; the somber ruins of San Francisco after the blaze; the distress and pluck of the refugee camps; and the city’s earliest days of rebirth and rebuilding. those targeted, never-before-published images exhibit the horrors of the earthquake and fire―and the obdurate resistance of the folks of San Francisco―like you’ve by no means noticeable them ahead of. a useful addition to the old list, while San Francisco Burned is a must have ebook for an individual who loves San Francisco and its history.

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