From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleEarthquake results. Howard street between, 17th and 18th Streets.
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 are houses that survived the San Francisco Earthquake. The houses sat on Howard between 17th and 18th streets.
Place MadeSan Francisco, California
MakerChadwick, Harry W. (1860-1933)
Portfolio TitleSan Francisco Earthquake
Medium and Materialsgelatin-silver print
Inscription and Marksverso: [pencil] Earthquake results Howard St. between 17th & 18th strts. verso: [pencil] 21 verso: [pencil] S224verso: [pencil] 78:151:63verso: [pencil] me.4
Measurementsimage: 15.8 cm x 23.3 cm
Subject and Association Keywords20th Century Photography
Subject and Association Keywords1900s
Subject and Association KeywordsHarry W. Chadwick
Subject and Association Keywords1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Subject and Association KeywordsVisual Studies Workshop
Subject and Association Keywordsgelatin silver