1906 San Francisco Earthquake
[Text] Mark Twain’s Emotional Reaction to the 1906 Earthquake

21 Fifth Avenue

Screen shot 2014-04-16 at 2.33.18 PM

April 30.

Dear Robert:

I keep thinking about that picture – I cannot get it out of my mind. I think – no, I know – that it is the most moving, the most eloquent, the most profoundly pathetic picture I have ever seen. It wrings the heart to look at it, it is so desolate, so grieved. It realizes San Francisco to us as words have not done & cannot do. I wonder how many women can look upon it & keep back their tears – or how many unhardened men, for that matter?

Yours ever



Share on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someone
Submitted by: Witnify
More 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Stories - Total:


Trending Now

Bookmark the permalink.

Add A Comment