8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

One of the photo taken by Doc Rogers in the aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco. [We do not have his original negatives.] A clipping on the back, "Apr. 13, 1947--In many sections of the still-smouldering city women cooked in the streets, preparing meals on makeshift stoves." Another clipping dated Apr. 17, 1956 says the same thing. Photo shows a woman wearing a long skirt, man's shirt, apron around her waist, shawls around her shoulders and a hankerchief over her hair, standing over a cook stove made of bricks with two pots sitting on top. She is holding a spoon in her right hand and is removing the lid off of one of the pots. Beside her is a basket full of kindling. Squatting next to the stove is a young man wearing gloves and a well-used shirt and pants with his hat. Another woman is standing next to him wearing an apron over her dress. Also standing nearby is a young girl wearing a knee-length dress, ankle boots, coat, and a shawl or blanket wrapped around her neck. She also has a large bow tied into her hair. Two men are standing in the background. Also in the background is the bottom floor of a house, that does not appear damaged from what little is in the photo.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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