San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Marriage Project

"The Oakland Museum of California remembers the seismic catastrophe that rocked the Bay Area 100 years ago with Aftershock! Voices from the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, April 1ľAugust 13, 2006. The 4,000-square-foot exhibition, with more than 250 artifacts and photographs, is the largest in California dedicated to the centennial of the earthshaking events of April 18, 1906."

As part of the 1906 Earthquake Marriage Project, we tried to find original artifacts for the excellent exhibit above. They already had an original marriage certificate. Daniel Murphy was kind enough to lend them his wedding picture of Daniel Murphy & Annie Kelly (the Murphy family still has their original marriage certificate). We also found an original wedding ring, but the owner's wife was wearing it and he didn't think it was a good idea to lend it out.

The museum put together a nice display case with the certificate, Daniel's picture, and a wedding handkerchief. They were kind enough to mention this project in their description. (Thank you Aimee Klask!)

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