Oblong quarto. Measuring 12" x 10.5". Black cloth boards. Contains 57 black and white or sepia toned photographs with hand coloring measuring between 7.5" x 5.5" and 8" x 6", some with captions. Some small tears and chips thus near fine. A photo album from the early 20th Century featuring hand colored photographs in and around San Francisco shortly before and after the Great Earthquake of 1906. The photographs are attractive and well-composed with nice hand coloring. The photographs at the beginning of the album are from the Muir Woods in California with the trees colored brown and red. Images show people on giant felled redwoods, walking around through the forest posing, and a group in an automobile riding down a forest trail. These are followed by images of Mission Santa Barbara, Mission San Gabriel, Santa Clara Mission, the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey, and the Old Mission Santa Ines. There are more than a dozen images of natural wonders including mountains, lakes, farms, and the coastline, as well as sailboats, oil wells, and an ostrich farm. The latter half of the album features photographs of San Francisco after the recent earthquake in 1906, greatly contrasting with the first image in the album of a pristine skyline. The photographs show the true devastation of both the earthquake and fires in San Francisco during this time with images of several destroyed buildings including the San Francisco City Hall with onlookers surveying the damage. An interesting collection of photographs from the early 20th century in California after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.