3-D Earthquake Photos From 1906

Since we’re talking about today’s anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake, I thought I’d point out these images:

If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, these are 3-D, color stereoscopic photographs of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History recently discovered these images, taken by photographer Frederick Eugene Ives six months after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the city on April 18, 1906. The above pair shows the view of a street near City Hall, looking northeast.