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Exhibit of Edith Irvine's 1906 Earthquake Photography

Calaveras County Historical Society, Calaveras Arts Council

A rare look at the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the lens of a young female photographer is the focus of an exhibit coming to the Calaveras County Museum.

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the tragic quake, the display of historic photos is a part of the Edith Irvine Collection belonging to Brigham Young University. Irvine, a resident of Mokelumne Hill (in Calaveras County), was only 22 years old when she was in San Francisco and photographed the destruction on 4 x 5 glass plate negatives. Other Irvine photos included in the Calaveras exhibit are of her hometown of Mokelumne Hill from 1906 to 1915, and of the construction of the Electra Powerhouse on the Mokelumne River between 1898 and 1902.

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Exhibit opening reception: April 29 from 1 pm - 3:30 pm.

Exhibit runs from April 29 - May 27, 2006.
Hours: Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 4 pm


Calaveras County Museum
30 Main Street
2nd level, Historic Courtroom
San Andreas, CA 95249

Elevator is available for access to exhibit.


Documents the Earthquake from the perspective of a 22-year-old emerging commercial photographer.


General public. Free event.


Penny West, (209) 754-1774

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