California State Earthquake Investigation Commission photographs from the Andrew C. Lawson collection [graphic]. ca. 1906.


Lawson, Andrew C. (Andrew Cowper), 1861-1952. California State Earthquake Investigation Commission photographs from the Andrew C. Lawson collection [graphic].

California State Earthquake Investigation Commission photographs from the Andrew C. Lawson collection [graphic]. ca. 1906.

Images documenting the effects of the California earthquake of 1906 on the landscape and on buildings, roads and other structures. Many images are taken near the San Andreas Fault in various parts of the state and picture the results of earth movement, offset to fences and roads, landslides, etc. Also includes many views of structural damage in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Monterey, at Stanford University, and other locales.

60 boxes (ca. 645 negatives) and ca. 105 photographic prints : b&w, glass and film ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.

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