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A city in ruins: Stunning photo that captures devastation in San Francisco after earthquake of 1906 | Mail Online
"This rarely seen image of the city of San Fransisco lying in ruins after the devastating earthquake of 1906 was captured by an ingenious photographer using a camera attached kites. 

The panoramic shot, which is of outstanding quality considering the basic equipment available, shows the full scale of the disaster which claimed the lives of over 3,000, injured 225,000 and caused $400,000,000 worth of property damage.

Commercial photographer George Lawrence, who used home-made large format cameras, was well known at the time for his wide angle photographs of banqueting groups, national political conventions, and state legislature sessions."
cities  naturaldisasters  earthquakes  georgelawrence  1905  aerialphotography  photography  kites  sanfrancisco 
february 2012 by robertogreco

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