1906 San Francisco Earthquake Funston Spreckels Metcalf ORIGINAL HISTORIC QUAKE


"Conspicuous figures in the relief work." This image shows Claus Spreckels, the Sugar King, who suffered enormous losses after the earthquake but contributed much to alleviate suffering, General Funston who was in charge of the military, and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Metcalf.

Period Paper is pleased to offer an original 1906 collection of historical image prints of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. This collection also includes a number of image prints of other famous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The San Francisco Earthquake: On April 18, 1906, shortly after 5:00 a.m. an earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale, struck San Francisco and the outlying area. The damage from the quake was magnified by the subsequent fires which broke out and burned wildly for days. Estimates of the number of victims of this great disaster range from 3000 to possibly 6000.


This 105+ year old Item is rated Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 9 inches; 15 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)