Composite Then And Now Photos Of The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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. 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.

His book, Fade to 1906, features many more of these great photos!

SF018-X2Ferry Building. Photo blend by Shawn Clover.

 

San+Francisco+Earthquake+Blend+-+1906+&+Now+(10)Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, California St. Photo blend by Shawn Clover.

 

8c2a9e7db661dbf7b6617721e3a1c6edThe Old Mint, 5th and Mission. Photo blend by Shawn Clover.

269a1839016ac6f211e925a52bf73ea5Sharon Building, Golden Gate Park. Photo blend by Shawn Clover.

 

327d89fe3971ebd84d7353cfdc7d97bdPartially destroyed cable car in cable car barn. 2012 photo blend by Shawn Clover.

 

3117fdd7157bbc95462ffa7e549ad69fValencia Street Hotel. Photo blend by Shawn Clover.

 

04134b01409ea7bf9a99d50a8ad01d6eSacramento St. 2010 photo blend by Shawn Clover.

b8d8d3f74e2a3265562b53d04a2da8c9The Hibernia Bank Building, Jones and Market. 2010 photo blend by Shawn Clover.

daf6d8bf474af1dae7b93efcea5e7880South Van Ness. 2012 photo blend by Shawn Clover.

 

 

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