Earthquake/Fire: Refugees

The 1906 earthquake and fire left about 250,000 homeless, roughly half of San Francisco's population. The postcards on this page show earthquake refugee images. Most are poor quality b+w cards printed locally very soon after the quake.

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These cards all show bread lines.

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These cards show daily refugee food preparation tasks.

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Steve's SF postcard pages: