The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked San Francisco in 1906 and the resulting fires devastated the city, but old San Francisco remains in photographs and video. This video lets you travel down Market Street as it looked before the earthquake hit.
We're used to photos and video footage of disasters almost as soon as they happen, but the relative permanence of these disaster photographs forces us to truly reflect on the destruction and tragedy that once occurred, even though it all happened decades ago.
San Francisco feels its fair share of tremors, but it's been well over a century since the city experienced anything as dramatic as the destruction of the 1906 earthquake. Photographer Shawn Clover has blended scenes from the 1906 devastation with modern photos of the intact city.