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Posted 06/24/2013   3:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bujutsu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
These two cards are the only two I have on this topic. I was lucky enough to get these locally at a yard sale again some years ago.

Chimo

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Posted 06/24/2013   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would be interesting to see these as used by SF residents who survived the quake.
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Posted 06/24/2013   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
True Smauggie, it would be. Both these cards are unused.

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Posted 06/24/2013   7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If this brief 2012 stamp auction video is accurate, there are more than 600 such cards around, many of which were actually sent by those in the earthquake zone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNtIYoFlVSE
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Posted 06/25/2013   8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi to all

There is also an interesting book published in 1910 about the San Francisco Earthquake.
It is called "The Vanished Ruin Era" by Louis J Stellmann.
It is filled with lots of photos of the ruins after the quake
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Posted 10/12/2013   08:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very poor condition, and yet I like it.









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Posted 10/12/2013   09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great pieces of history! Love them.
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Posted 10/13/2013   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great cards stampfan.

Up here, we seldom come across any cards from the earthquake.

Chimo

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Posted 02/06/2014   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One more for the topic. My favorite card of this topic is Bujutsu's card featuring the dead white horse with the death agony expression of dread and horror.





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Posted 02/06/2014   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another great card stampfan. There must have been many sets produced for this catastrophe I'm sure.

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Posted 04/25/2014   6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the only one I have. Took me awhile to dig it up.

May 3, 1906 San Francisco CA to Carcross Yukon Territory Pennington BC via Skagway AK



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Posted 04/26/2014   05:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kehess, Great looking card.
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Posted 04/30/2016   8:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm new to this forum, so I'm slowly going through some of the old topics and was happy to find this one. The 1906 quake has become a favorite subject of mine and whenever I can pick up inexpensive cards I grab them. As mentioned earlier, there are a great many types. I'll post what I have, as I have time to scan them. Most of mine are unused, but some have notations that appear to be from residents.

Let's start with a couple before and after images. The first is of City Hall in downtown San Francisco. This card was mailed in January of 1906. In less than two months the building was in ruins.







Many people are not aware that what caused the greatest damage was not the quake but the fires that broke out across the city from ruptured gas mains. Some burned for two solid days; the fire department was simply overwhelmed. Here's a view, looking north before the quake and another as the city burned.







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Posted 04/30/2016   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More views of the aftermath. You'll notice City Hall in the background of several shots, which can help determine the direction the photo was taken.

Hibernia Bank was one of the few buildings that survived relatively intact. The dome was repaired and it still stands today. http://thehiberniabanksf.com/



Many others were not so lucky.











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Posted 04/30/2016   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Across the Bay in Palo Alto, Stanford University did not fare well either.

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Posted 05/02/2016   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It truly is amazing what is available out there. I am sure that someone could specialize in the earthquake alone with the different postcards that were produced.

Chimo

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