San Francisco: R.J. Waters & Co., 1907. Panoramic photograph, 12 x 66.5 inches. Light wear and soiling, faint creasing in a few places. Very good. Item #1270
Striking, large panoramic photograph of San Francisco depicting the heart of the city a year after the Great Earthquake of 1906. Taken from Nob Hill, one can see the Call Building in the immediate right foreground, cable cars running busily down Market Street in front of it. In the direct center of the photo in the far distance, one can see the spire of the Ferry Building, with Russian and Telegraph Hills off to the left in the distance. a swathe of ruined landscape greets the viewer, though with a number of cranes and buildings under construction. OCLC indicates Yale has a similarly-large panoramic image of San Francisco by Waters taken in 1906 just before to the fire. A handsome view of the city documenting its progress after the earthquake and fire that nearly leveled it.