A Constructivist's View of an Earthquake: Edith Irvine Photographs San Francisco 1906
Egan, Kathryn S., Journalism History
When she stepped from a packet boat onto a San Francisco dock on April 18, 1906, 22-year-old Edith Irvine made a swift decision to change her travel plans. Instead of embarking on a world tour, she stayed in San Francisco to photograph the devastation from the earthquake that had just occurred. Realizing that photographers were suspect and not welcome among the ruins, Irvine found a baby carriage and stowed her glass-plate photographic equipment inside. Thus equipped, she was protected from armed guards dispatched by city officials to prevent photographers from gathering evidence of the destruction. She then wandered the burning city for three days, photographing what she …
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Publication information: Article title: A Constructivist's View of an Earthquake: Edith Irvine Photographs San Francisco 1906. Contributors: Egan, Kathryn S. - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 20. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 1994. Page number: 66. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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