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    Posted 6 years ago

    scottvez
    (934 items)

    This is an unusual tintype with a great backdrop.

    The photographer has used the 1906 SF Earthquake as a backdrop for his photographs. The backdrop has numerous buildings that are shells or rubble. The scene compares favorably to actual photographs of the era.

    I have seen many examples of the "tour car" tintype, some with the desirable Cliff House backdrop, but this is the first time that I have encountered this backdrop.

    I don't know if the "4044 CAL" is meant to represent a license plate or California Street, which was hard hit with the earthquake.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking tom and windwalker!

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks kiva and brunswick.

      scott
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      it kind of makes me think of an crew shot of a play or some kind of theater event, don't you think?
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting cultcha.

      I'd think that it was a family in the car.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking ted and rico.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks much filmnet.

      scott
    7. cpbigd cpbigd, 5 years ago
      You have an amazing collection. I would like to learn more about your photos and better my knowledge on my own collections if you don't mind directing me to where I can research online
    8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks cpbigd-- I appreciate you looking and commenting.

      There are many online sites with information-- not sure what is the best.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks again nicefice!

      scott
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      WOW! That is a blockbuster photo with the Earthquake backdrop. I have never seen one before.
    11. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks postcard-- I was surprised when I found it. I had never seen the backdrop either!

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks jscott!

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks crafts!

      scott
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Very interesting! I just had to see what I could find in reference to the 4044 and there is a 4044 California Street there...the financial district is very near there from what I saw and so is Nob Hill... I don't know but I tend to agree with you that it did refer to the address not the license plate.

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