1906 + 2010: 24 Photos From The 1906 Earthquake Blended With The Present Day


On April 18, 1906, San Francisco and the Northern California coast was struck by a devastating earthquake which claimed the lives of 3,000 people and destroyed 80% of San Francisco. The 1906 earthquake is considered as one of the worst disasters to ever hit The United States along with the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Five years ago, Shawn Clover, a photographer based in San Francisco began on a project titled 1906 + 2010, an amazing series of images that blended photographs from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake into what the city looks like today. Here are 24 of those amazing blended photographs.


A man on a bicycle rides towards a large sinkhole that has opened in front of the fallen Valencia St. Hotel.




Horses killed by falling rubble lie beneath a Mercedes and its owner on Sacramento Street.