The Bee has now put up on its Web site all the images in their “Without Words” exhibition at the Crocker. Pretty powerful stuff, but … didn’t anything happen in Sacramento before the ’70s? All the images are relatively recent, which is pretty odd for a 150-year celebration.
Backstory on these images would have been interesting, especially since I know that one Bee photographer (Genaro Molina) was permanently injured covering the Loma Prieta earthquake, and another (Morgan Ong) barely escaped the floodwaters of 1986 with his life. As for Dick Schmidt (now retired from The Bee) … was he Mr. On The Spot, or what? He has more images than anyone else in the show.
Amazing work, and better when seen at the Crocker. Check it out!