Today is the 106th anniversary of the earthquake that put the badgering fear of god in every San Francisco transplant's parent's eyes and mouths. And on this most holy of historic days, SFMTA's Photo Archives has once again released some new scans of old 1906 earthquake photos.
Take this scene at the intersection of Market and Valencia. A chimney is all that stands in tact at the site of an old powerhouse, horses and grass and debris everywhere. And the worst thing? Martuni's is still not built yet.
I'm practicing my earthquake drills already.
Anyway, this year's dump isn't quite as extensive as last year's, so be sure to check out 2011's as well.