Photography and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
On April 18, 1906, an earthquake shook San Francisco, igniting a fire that lasted for three days. With the advancement of personal cameras, the… read more
On April 18, 1906, an earthquake shook San Francisco, igniting a fire that lasted for three days. With the advancement of personal cameras, the earthquake became one of the most photographed events of the early 20th century. Historian Carolin Gorgen explained how photographs shaped the narrative of the earthquake’s impact and the people who were most affected by it. This talk is hosted by the California Historical Society, which also provided the video. close
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Erin Garcia Director California Historical Society->Exhibitions
Carolin Gorgen Professor Sorbonne University->American Studies
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