Red Cross Hospital at Presidio [soldiers standing in front of medical tents].; C...
Red Cross Hospital at Presidio [soldiers standing in front of medical tents].About this object
Harry 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 image are soldiers standing in front of a U. S. Army Field Hospital. The makeshift hospital was erected in 1906, following the San Francisco Earthquake.Place Made
1906Medium and Materials
gelatin-silver printInscription and Marks
verso: [pencil] S195verso: [pencil] 78:151:26verso: [pencil] me.2Measurements
image: 14.3 cm x 23.4 cmSubject and Association Keywords
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