Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (part 1 & part 2). To create the series, Clover collected archival photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length (to the best of his estimation). The resulting composite photos hauntingly combine stark images of the earthquake’s devastation with modern scenes of life in San Francisco.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

1906 San Francisco Earthquake composite photos by Shawn Clover

via City Insider

photos by Shawn Clover

Written by EDW Lynch

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