Southern Pacific Company

1906

San Francisco The Imperishable

San Francisco The Imperishable

DESCRIPTION: Single page folding booklet about the Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906. Scarce. With a map of the burned area by Allan Dunn and two panoramic photographs on the verso. Map size is 10" x 15". Published by Southern Pacific Company, Passenger Department.

One source states that the booklet was an instance of disinformation.
"Southern Pacific Railroad Co. was aggressive in its attempt to rewrite the history of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. As part of that campaign, the publicity department of the railroad churned out hundreds of articles like this to highlight the damage from fire, and minimize the effects of the earthquake; to "set the record straight," as one piece of SP literature put it."

"Note how his article casually dismisses the earthquake in San Francisco and surrounding communities, and stresses that the worst results from the tremor were outside the city. " (Source: Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco. http://www.sfmuseum.org/conflag/imperish.html)

CREATOR: Southern Pacific Company

PUBLICATION DATE: 1906

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: San Francisco Bay

CONDITION: Good.  Solid. Clean. A few pinholes at fold intersections. Folds as issued.

COLORING: N/A

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 15 " x 21 "

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PRICE: $650


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