Photograph of a view of Howard Street, showing where the earth sunk after the earthquake, San Francisco, 1906. The cobblestone Howard Street lies on the left with the damaged, wooden sidewalk at center. The wooden panels of the sidewalk sink down around an electrical pole in the foreground and rise again several feet down the street. Crumbling bricks are piled along the left edge of the sidewalk and spill into the street. The large building on the right edge of the sidewalk appears to be unharmed with many tall windows and a large, arched doorway. The street is relatively calm in the distance.