May SST: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee Guest Post + 3 Giveaways!

Posted May 22, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, Guest Posts, Street Team / 3 Comments

I’m thrilled to have Stacey on my blog today sharing some pictures that describe Outrun the Moon!

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was the first major catastrophe to be photographically captured. The Richter scale hadn’t been invented yet, but scientists estimate the earthquake to have been a 7.9 in magnitude.

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This stunning bird’s eye view of the sun shining down on the devastated San Francisco days after the quake was taken from a ‘captive airship’ – a camera installed on a series of kites.

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This picture shows a boy taken his first puff on a cigar in SF Chinatown at the turn of the century, and was captured by Arnold Genthe, a German American photographer. Genthe would often edit out any ‘western’ elements (such as white people) from his pictures of Chinatown to enhance its ‘exotic’ feel.

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Thousands set up camp after the earthquake in the Golden Gate Park. This picture shows an impromptu kitchen set up to feed the hungry masses.

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Looters were made to wear signs and paraded in public.

Thanks for letting me share a little about the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake! For more photos, check out my OUTRUN THE MOON Pinterest page.

 

About the Author

Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Californian with roots in San Francisco Chinatown. Born in Southern California, she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. She has lots of experience with earthquakes, having skinned her knees more times than she wants to remember diving under tables. One day she hopes to own a hypoallergenic horse and live by the sea. See what she’s up to on Twitter & Instagram: @staceyleeauthor.


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3 responses to “May SST: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee Guest Post + 3 Giveaways!

  1. Kristen

    These are some of the best giveaways I’ve ever seen! I love San Francisco, and can’t wait to read this book.

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