DOC ROGERS

1873 - 1960

Edward A. “Doc” Rogers was an early photojournalist. He covered California for some 73 years and spent 50 of those years as a staff member of the Oakland Tribune.  

Doc came the Tribune by way the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. He was working for The Call at the time, who’s building had caught fire in the aftermath. Newsmen from the The Call, Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle gathered at the Tribune presses to print a combined edition. Not long after, Doc was hired.

This week, images by Rogers and news stories will be posted pertaining to the great quake. 

The above photo of Rogers was taken in the early 1940s with his Speed Graphic camera.