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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 07:42 PM
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San Francisco Street Scenes from 1906...35 mm film...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NINOxRxze9k

Mira posted this in the Photography Forum, and I wanted to bring it out here for all of you to see...

Here's a link to her thread: Many explanatory notes...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 07:45 PM
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1. This is excellent.
Myra, how did you ever find this?

Saw it earlier today and will watch it again. Amazing how steady the camera is considering the roads and all the activity.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 07:47 PM
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2. I have no idea where she found it...
The filming was done from a cable car...see the cable track in front of the camera?

Those are pretty steady.

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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:02 PM
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3. Deleted
Edited on Sun Mar-20-11 08:34 PM by RagAss
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:05 PM
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4. Filmed just four days before the great earthquake of 1906. Ferry Building looks just the same...
Nice find, California Peggy!

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:12 PM
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8. My dear NYC_SKP!
Thanks, sweetie!

You should thank Mira for finding it...I just stole it from her, lol!

Isn't it remarkable how unchanged the Ferry Building looks?

More than a century later, and it's instantly recognizable.

:hi:

:hug:
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:06 PM
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5. Beautiful
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:08 PM
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6. I have a very worn 1906-S half dollar.
I often wonder what that coin has been through. One of the very few buildings to survive the quake was the San Francisco Mint (aka The Granite Lady).
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:10 PM
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7. You have a real piece of history!
Thanks for your contribution today...

:hi:
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:16 PM
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11. The video is amazing.
Thank YOU.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:14 PM
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9. Here's an interesting article about the film
Edited on Sun Mar-20-11 08:25 PM by tularetom
I was struck by the number of so I googled (# of registered automobiles in 1906) and this item came up.

Amazing!

Edited to add the linky dink:

http://socyberty.com/history/san-francisco-days-before-...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:15 PM
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10. Where's the link???
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:21 PM
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15. You forgot the link you tease :-P
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Berserker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:18 PM
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12. WOW
Thanks for posting this.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:19 PM
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13. The extras were amazing!
What an incredible anarchy in transit. And it all worked beautifully!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:21 PM
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14. After you watch the video in the OP , then check out the one below
Edited on Sun Mar-20-11 08:24 PM by Tx4obama
the OP video with TWO more time periods added in split screen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YElvjNXmg58

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:29 PM
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17. Thanks for sharing this!
I think though, that the two on the right are the same...one is color, one isn't. Otherwise they are identical... ;)

Still, very much worth watching!

:hi:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:36 PM
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22. And the bottom left is 'after' the earthquake.
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Esra Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:11 PM
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28. Thanks for that.
All the history, just amazing.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:25 PM
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16. Thanks Peggy
Edited on Sun Mar-20-11 08:29 PM by AsahinaKimi
Wow things haven't changed all that much. People still drive like that on Market Street, still walk out into the street like that, and all thats needed is YELLOW CAB!

I love my CITY!!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:31 PM
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19. My dear AsahinaKimi!
I love your city too!

I did some growing up there ...way back in the fifties and sixties!

:hi:
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:31 PM
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18. Whoa..
that's cool. I used to live in the Bay Area. Thanks.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:32 PM
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20. I'm glad you enjoyed this!
I did some growing up there, many decades ago...

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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:34 PM
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21. Fascinating! A few minutes in the transition from horse to car in the U.S.
And prior to the '06 quake.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:35 PM
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23. My dear Adsos Letter!
Isn't it?

So very different from today, and yet we see people doing the same sorts of things they always do...

I love it!

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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:38 PM
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24. breathtaking. nt
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checks-n-balances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:41 PM
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25. THANK YOU!!!
In addition, here's a feature from the 60 Minutes show depicting more about the making of this historic footage. Includes interviews of people who helped restore the film that was made into videos like the one in the OP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYHGj19RrF0

This was all great. As several people noted in interviews, it was sad to think of the looming disaster that the people in the film had no idea was about to happen.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:41 PM
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27. Thank you for YOUR clip too!
Absolutely amazing.

I love history, especially like this, where we can really relate.

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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:53 PM
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26. No wonder they passed jaywalking laws. Thank you for this, what a find. eom
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:07 AM
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29. Amazing. Thank you!
And thanks to Mira too!
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:08 AM
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30. i really enjoyed this and watched the whole thing
thank you for sharing!
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:37 AM
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31. 1906 SF earthquake Footage ..
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 04:41 AM by AsahinaKimi
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:29 AM
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32. Thank you for those!
Fascinating stuff.

:hi:
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