THEN This picture was taken from Mission Delores Park on 19 April 1906, the day after the earthquake. The view is looking northeast. On the left is Mission High School, which first opened its doors to students in 1896. The school survived the earthquake and fire of 1906, but sadly, it was destroyed by fire in 1922. The high school was rebuilt, and the new campus reopened in 1927.
All of the houses visible in this picture were, by the end of the day, consumed by flames. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
NOW This is a current view of the 19 April 1906 photograph. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
|This apartment building is located at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Valencia Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.|
|This apartment building is located at the northeast corner of 16th Street and Julian Avenue. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.|
|This is a J Church Muni Metro streetcar heading towards Noe Valley. It is traveling on tracks which are contiguous with the western side of Mission Delores Park. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.|
|Mission National Bank is located at 3060 16th Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.|
|A banda excelente is playing some rocking Mexican music, directly above the underground BART 24th Street Mission train station. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.|
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|The Guerrero Hill Market is located on northeast corner of Guerrero Street and 22nd Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.|
"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange
"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt
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A Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with a Panasonic 14-42mm lens was used to take these photographs.
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