Fire Starting on Market, opposite McAlister Rogers store at 5:30 AM; Chadwick, H...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

Fire Starting on Market, opposite McAlister Rogers store at 5:30 AM

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. Depicted in the image is a repercussion 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. A fire occurred on Market across from McAlister Rogers Store at 5:30 AM.

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] 78:151:10verso: [pencil] me.1

Measurements

image: 12.4 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

gelatin silver

Subject and Association Keywords

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Subject and Association Keywords

Market

Credit Line

purchase

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1978:0151:0010

Copyright Licence  

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