~~ Photographs 19231020 ~~

The United States Naval Hospital (USNH),
99 Bluff, Yokohama, Japan

Before and After
the Great Kanto Earthquake
of September 1, 1923

The photographs below are of the US Naval Hospital (USNH) in Yokohama located at 99 Bluff. The photographs show the hospital before the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and one shows the spot where the hospital stood immediately after the earthquake and resulting fire-storm that obliterated the structures on the Bluff as well as in the foreign settlement area below.

This unit consists of 6 black and white 3 x 5 inch photographs. They are shown below. Three of the photographs show the USNH before the Great Kanto Earthquake and one shows it after the Earthquake. Two other photographs show the devastation to the foreign settlement section of Yokohama in the area below the Bluff.

The photographs in Very Good condition with no significant faults. They have manuscript annotations on the backs.

For general information on the USNH on the Bluff, click here.

US Naval Hospital, 99 Bluff, Yokohama, before the September 1, 1923 Earthquake.

Front Entrance to the US Naval Hospital, Yokohama. Back View of the US Naval Hospital, Yokohama. Side View of the US Naval Hospital, Yokohama
What Remained of the US Naval Hospital, Yokohama after the Earthquake.

More Photographs of the Earthquake Devastation along the Yokohama Bund, below the Bluff Area.

Ruins of the Grand Hotel.

Ruins of the Customs House and Pier.

General information and images of the devastation caused by the earthquake of September 1, 1923 can be found here.


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