These color pictures document the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its aftermath.
They represent some of the first color photos taken of one of the greatest natural disasters that occurred in America.
These amazing pictures were taken by Frederick Eugene Ives (1856-1937), an inventor and photographer, several months after the earthquake and a year before color photography became commercially available in 1907.
They are now exposed at the National Museum of American History.
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, a magnitude 7.9 quake, completely destroyed the city leaving 3000 dead and 300,000 homeless.