Politics & Government

March 11, 2011

Rare color photos show 1906 San Francisco quake damage

The Smithsonian has recently discovered three-dimensional color photographs of the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco. When the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, shaking violently for 40 seconds, damage was widespread: 3,000 people were killed and 225,000 left homeless.

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