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English: San Francisco lies in ruins on May 28, 1906, about six weeks after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It was taken from a camera suspended on a kite, perhaps 1,000 feet above the city. It is one of the most well-known photographs of George R. Lawrence (see biography for more information about the technique used). The tower of the Ferry Building can be seen at the bay end of Market Street, which can be clearly seen all the way to the foothills of Twin Peaks. The water in the foreground is San Francisco Bay, with the Golden Gate to the right, rear. Note the absence of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which had yet to be constructed. Source information can be found on the description page of the original image. This is a version edited for the Featured Picture Candidates page.
Français : San Francisco en ruines le 28 mai 1906, six semaines après le Tremblement de terre du 18 avril 1906 et l'incendie qui a suivi. Photo prise à l'aide d'un cerf-volant, d'une altitude de 300 ou 400 mètres. Cette photo est la plus connue de George R. Lawrence. La tour du Ferry Building marque le début de Market Street, qui est visible sur toute sa longueur, jusqu'aux Twin Peaks. Au premier plan, on peut voir la Baie de San Francisco. A droite se trouve le Golden Gate. Les ponts du Golden gate et de la baie n'étaient pas encore construits à l'époque. Plus d'information sur la source est disponible dans la légende de l'image originale.
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Source Panoramic photographs, Library of Congress, Reproduction number LC-DIG-ppmsca-07823 DLC
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Author George R. Lawrence (1869-1938), George R. Lawrence Co.
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Panoramic photographer Ron Klein, took a similar photograph from approximately the same point in space, 100 years later, using a self built camera very like a George Lawrence model, but because kites are no longer allowed to fly in this airspace, had to use a helicopter.

References NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2014/01/15/260152557/before-drone-cameras-kite-cameras

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  • 2006-06-05 23:37 Janke 7000×2748×8 (4530695 bytes) Temporary file, edit for FPC {{PD-old}}

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The exact location is the intersection the extensions of Market Street and John Street (between Jackson Street and Pacific Avenue).

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