Pinterest
[Spectators sitting on hillside watching fires consume the city after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

EARTHQUAKE DISASTER: Spectators sitting on hillside watching fires consume the city after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. 700 lives were lost, probably more.

Sutro Baths #sanfrancisco

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

Sutro Baths - They were a large, privately owned swimming pool complex in San Francisco, California, built in the late century. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned. (Per Wikipedia)

Safety net placed under the Golden Gate Bridge during construction in the 1930s. Its presence saved 19 lives.   These would-be survivors became known as the "Halfway to Hell Club".

Article about the Golden Gate Bridge.In the a safety net placed below the Golden Gate Bridge saved the lives of 19 construction workers, who became known as the "Halfway-to-Hell Club.

"Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

“Girl with bound feet The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The picture shows the hospital near the Union Ferry building. You can see smoke from the city in the background.

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of The picture shows the hospital near the Union Ferry building. You can see smoke from the city in the background. I Survived Series

Vintage, San Francisco Cliff House

(Hand Colored) Children at Ocean Beach Cliff House "This is a sepia print from a negative, originally taken in early at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Cliff House, a miracle of architecture.

san francisco

A View Showing the Overflowing Crowds on Market Street the Day before Christmas Stampa fotografica su AllPosters.

San Francisco - View down Castro Street from Market showing the Castro Theater and the Bank of America on the corner.

my grandmothers first job was in the ticket booth at the castro theater. San Francisco - View down Castro Street from Market showing the Castro Theater and the Bank of America on the corner.

The famous Sutro Baths in San Francisco opened to the public on March 14, 1896.  Sutro Baths, an indoor swimming complex, which included a museum and a concert hall, was developed by Adolph Sutro to provide a recreational swimming facility for the residents of San Francisco. (ca. 1900)

The famous Sutro Baths in San Francisco opened to the public on March 14, 1896. Sutro Baths, an indoor swimming complex, which included a museum and a concert hall, was developed by Adolph Sutro to provide a recreational swimming facility for the residents of San Francisco. (ca. 1900)

Lost San Francisco 1897 - The Sutro Mansion - Home of Adolph Sutro - Just above the Cliff House

California: Lost San Francisco 1897 - The Sutro Mansion - Home of Adolph Sutro - Just above the Cliff House.

Cable car cliffhanger, San Francisco, 1946, photo by Fred Lyon

Cable car cliffhanger, San Francisco, 1946, photo...

S. F. hills - cable cars came after 1869, but imagine a team of horses pulling a full streetcar up a steep hill!

hills - cable cars came after but imagine a team of horses pulling a full streetcar up a steep hill!

San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts as seen in a photo from the official souvenir view book of the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition - - Library of Congress