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  1. Last Look At San Francisco Tartaria 1906 & Melancholia

    Last Look At San Francisco Tartaria 1906 & Melancholia

    Tonight we take a trip through 1906 San Francisco on film only days before the apparent earthquake, and subsequent fire storms. We also examine footage following the events which is shocking! Also we delve in the strange alchemical world and ponder that, pics of the day, and much more besides...
  2. SF Armory - Bigger Than It Seems, Older Than They Claim

    SF Armory - Bigger Than It Seems, Older Than They Claim

    You know it’s funny the path ones life takes. Never would I have thought that the Kink castle I once worked in would be the proof I needed later in life to support the theory that I was working on proving. My professional history is a bit interesting; working in business data analysis I held a...
  3. Burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco

    Burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco

    This film shows the partial burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco in an early attempt at simulating the 1906 disaster. The model is seen in aerial view from above the South-of-Market district, looking northwest toward Market Street and the downtown area. Russian Hill (left)...
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    1906 San Francisco: Burning a Model

    Thanks to @Banta for pointing it out, and to YT Jon Levi for finding it. This film shows the partial burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco in an early attempt at simulating the 1906 disaster. The model is seen in aerial view from above the South-of-Market district, looking...
  5. KorbenDallas

    Question | 1862 San Francisco Giants: what is he talking about?

    Ran into the below video. I don't think I understand what the guy is talking about. - the video is no longer available - 7/10/2021 Here is this photograph: Montgomery looking south from California Street (1862) I guess the gentleman followed up with a phone call to the public library...
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    Airship over destroyed 1906 San Francisco

    I have been listening to one of Martin Liedtke's videos today, and he showed one of the most famous post-calamity photographs of San Francisco. His image had the below airship depicted on it. The Video - listen for Martin's picture related opinion. Here is a screenshot of the photograph...
  7. KorbenDallas

    San Francisco: 1906 vs. 1907, 1908 and 1909

    Was somewhat bewildered by this 2 and 3 year San Francisco metamorphosis. If you remember, this unfortunate event happened on 04/18/1906, and below are the consequences. SF: April 1906 - larger image SF in 1 Year: 1907 San Francisco rising from ruins, April 18, 1907. View southeast from Nob...
  8. KorbenDallas

    Fou-Sang & 1870s board game: from New York to San Francisco via the Union Pacific Railroad

    The front page of the David Rumsey Map Collection is the one to thank for this article. I noticed "From NYC to SF" image, and decided to post it to solicit some comments. Instead, I ended up commenting on it myself. Could not really help it, and the process of commenting made me think of a few...
  9. KorbenDallas

    1915: Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

    It's kind of weird that there is no dedicated article to the 1915 San Francisco Expo. Anyways, here is what we have in a nutshell. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco from February 20 to December 4, 1915. Its stated purpose was to celebrate the...
  10. KorbenDallas

    1878 Panorama of abandoned San Francisco from California Street Hill

    On 11 July 1877, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) announced in the San Francisco Bulletin the publication of a “Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill.” The photographs were taken from the tower of the Mark Hopkins mansion, then the highest point in San Francisco, 116 metres (381...
  11. KorbenDallas

    Who nuked San Francisco in 1906?

    This appears to be the story of every single event where "fire storm" is present in the description. And the story is always the same. At first we have either an earthquake, or a regular fire. Then this mysterious fire storm gets developed. These fire storms always lead to a level of destruction...
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