San Francisco in Ruins  1906

San Francisco in Ruins 1906

gelatin silver 18 x 48 in

Photograph of San Francisco in ruins from Lawrence Captive Airship, 2000 feet above San Francisco Bay overlooking water front. Sunset over Golden Gate.

This is George Lawrence's most famous image and one he almost didn't take. beset by problems and poor weather all day Lawrence was about to give up when just before sunset the heavy overcast parted and the sun came out giving Lawrence time for one shot.

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