This chromolithograph card is entitled The City Hall San Francisco One hour after the Earthquake, April 18, 1906. The card shows the damage to the city hall with much of the facade stripped off of the tower and severe damage to the roof. There are people milling around in the street outside. The card was published by Arthur Capper, Topeka, Kan. The card is in good condition.
The back of the card has a postmark, address and message in pencil. The upper left hand corner has the Capper insignia.
There is a message that reads: Dear Cousin Flora, How are you I am well but mamma has been sick for quite a while. I sent you two post cards quite a while ago but thought maby (sic) you dident (sic) get them. I rec one from you the other day. Well I will close hoping this will find you all well. Lots of love from Anna Seaburg R. R. 7
GENEALOGY NOTE: This card is from Anna Seaburg in Ottumwa Iowa to her cousin Miss Florenc Gustafson 200 S. 8th Street Hannibal, MO.
Item ID: 4198