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1906 San Francisco

Earthquake and Fire

Centennial Book



Facing Disaster, tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire through images reproduced from actual century-old postcards in a handsome 102-page book. Over 300 postcard images show scenes before and after the destruction of San Francisco, and its rebuilding, as well as the earthquake’s devastating effect on the outlying communities of the East Bay, Sonoma County, South Bay and elsewhere.


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Facing Disaster is a visual treat of 300 images and a contribution to memorializing the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and its aftermath. I highly recommend it. – Charles A. Fracchia, San Francisco Museum & Historical Society


Facing Disaster is a beautifully illustrated and important book about one of the significant moments in both American history and postcard history. Katherine Hamilton-Smith, Curt Teich Archives

Facing Disaster is a treat, offering both a visual history and an emotional window onto the catastrophic events of 100 years ago. The scrawled messages to loved ones are especially poignant and make the accompanying images that much more vivid. – Susan Goldstein, City Archivist, San Francisco History Center

Facing Disaster is much more than a collection of historic postcard images. What sets this title apart are the rich explanations that accompany this amazing collection, and which provide the reader with a renewed appreciation for the magnitude of the disaster and the magnificence of the recovery.  – Randy von Liski, owner, Postcards & Paper Collectibles and myoldpostcards, Springfield, IL



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1906 Centennial Alliance

The San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club is a member organization of the 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance.  See:  http://www.1906centennial.org/ 



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