Red Cross Hospital at Presidio [soldiers standing in front of medical tents].; C...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

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

San Francisco, California

Maker

Chadwick, Harry W. (1860-1933)

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Print

Portfolio Title

San Francisco Earthquake

Date Made

1906

Medium and Materials

gelatin-silver print

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] S195verso: [pencil] 78:151:26verso: [pencil] me.2

Measurements

image: 14.3 cm x 23.4 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

1900s

Subject and Association Keywords

Harry W. Chadwick

Subject and Association Keywords

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Subject and Association Keywords

Visual Studies Workshop

Subject and Association Keywords

U. S. Army Field Hospital

Subject and Association Keywords

gelatin silver

Credit Line

purchase

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1978:0151:0026

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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