From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleFrom Van Ness Ave looking East. Theodore Kytka looking for a meal. None in sight.
About this objectHarry W. Chadwick (1860-1933) was a U. S. Signal Corps photographer who documented the aftermath of the earthquake. The photographer was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Chadwick served as a photographer for the military for 28 years—retiring as a Master Signal Electrician. Chadwick photographed During the Spanish-American war in 1898, he photographed the taking of Manilla. Harry Chadwick’s last post was in the Presidio of San Francisco, where the photographer captured the devastation of the 1906, San Francisco earthquake. The Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, NY) had a touring exhibition in 1980, which used 66 silver prints—providing a “grand tour” of the natural disaster. Depicted in the 1906 image is the view from Van Ness Avenue, looking East. The photo shows Theodore Kytka, surrounded by the destruction wrought by the San Francisco Earthquake.
Place MadeSan Francisco, California
MakerChadwick, Harry D.
Portfolio TitleSan Francisco Earthquake
Medium and Materialsgelatin-silver print
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] From Van Ness Ave. looking east. Theodore Kyta (should actually be Kytka) Looking for a meal. None in sight.
verso: [pencil] Box 4 EX #8
verso: [pencil] 78:151:57
verso: [pencil] me. 4
Measurementsimage: 13.6 cm x 22.6 cm
Subject and Association Keywords20th Century Photography
Subject and Association Keywords1900s
Subject and Association KeywordsHarry Chadwick
Subject and Association Keywords1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Subject and Association Keywordsrubble
Subject and Association Keywordsgelatin silver