Friday, June 11, 2010

The day before the Great Earthquake of April 18th,1906 San Francisco

It is April 17th, 1906. Charlotta waits anxiously for her daughter Katie to return from High School in the City, They are going to make a special trip to Carmel, a little colony by the sea to visit an artist friend. If Katie is late they will miss the connection to the car they are taking. Charlotta wants her mother Carolena to come too, but she says she prefers to stay home and rest.




Arnold Genthe's famous picture of looking at the fire from Market Street

Arial photographs taken by kite weeks later showing the devastation of the city.
There are many links about this disaster. Wikipedia, California Historical Society and the Library of Congress even has movie footage of the aftermath.  C



8 comments:

Püppilottchen said...

OMG - you will really do that to the dolls?! Poor Carolena I hope she will survive!!

*Nicola - really in worry!

Pubdoll said...

Thanks for another interesting history lesson Carol! Even though I don't always come up with something to say in the comment box I always enjoy reading your posts.
Despite my view on Victorian doll's houses can I say that I really liked the blue fabric of your sofa and chairs? :-) And after seeing your lovely blue house I must say I prefer the Italianate Victorian style houses to the usual Victorian ones!

My Realitty said...

LoL Nicola. Will she or won't she get home from school in time....?
Will Graandma change her mind about going to Carmel... (somber piano music)... Catch the next installment of My Realitty... Maybe I should break for the summer like tv shows do leaving us hanging on the edge of our seats...
:)CM

My Realitty said...

Pubdoll, it seems anything upholstered in toile looks good, from any era.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm it's only June 11th, and wealso still have the stock market crash to go through. Did I tell you Clyde is investing heavily in the stock market... ;) C

Pubdoll said...

Sounds like you have a growing grudge againt your dolls or why else would you put them through so much misery :-)

My Realitty said...

Hmmm Dr.Pubdoll, I will admit the Victorian genre is not my favorite.
In fact I started my other blog about modern design so I did not have to race through the 11 or so I have left to cover until my MH1.
But...on the other hand, who am I to interven with fate? (I hope there isn't an earthquake today,as I live near the San Andreas fault myself, talk about instant Karma...)C

diepuppenstubensammlerin said...

...and each dollhouse tells a story - I like that...

My Realitty said...

Well each dollhouse lives in a different era, so it is fun to see the events around it. Each house is a little peek into history. C