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Guide to The Earthquake Story of Stanford University Photograph Album
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Description
Photographs taken by Carl Breer on the Stanford University campus and in San Francisco shortly after the April 1906 earthquake, accompanied by text written in 1963-64. Volume one depicts destruction on the Stanford campus, including Memorial Church, Memorial Arch, Encina Hall, the new Library and Gymnasium buildings, and the Aggasiz statue. Volume two records his trip into San Francisco with fellow student Ralph Hopkins; locations photographed there include Bernal Heights, intersection of Laguna and Market streets, Golden Gate park, Red Cross relief stations, and Stanyon Street. There are also photographs taken in 1946 of Breer and the steam car that he designed and built in 1901; other people in those photographs include race car driver Barney Oldfield and Chrysler engineers Owen Skelton and Fred Zeder.
Background
Breer earned his a.b. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University in 1909.
Extent
2 volume(s)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.