City Hall Dome, Earthquake Results ; Chadwick, Harry W. (1860-1933); 1906; 1978:...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

City Hall Dome, Earthquake Results

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 1906 image is what remained of the City Hall Dome, in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake.

Place Made

San Francisco, California

Maker

Chadwick, Harry W. (1860-1933)

Maker Role

Attributed

Format

Print

Portfolio Title

San Francisco Earthquake

Date Made

1906

Medium and Materials

gelatin-silver print

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] S195verso: [pencil] 78:151:29verso: [pencil] me.2

Measurements

image: 23 cm x 16.5 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

City hall

Subject and Association Keywords

Visual Studies Workshop

Subject and Association Keywords

gelatin silver

Credit Line

purchase

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1978:0151:0029

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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