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Subject: A little lengthy but some of you may find this interesting
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 9:35 PM ET
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San Francisco's Market Street... 1906

 

This film was "lost" for many years.  One of the first 35mm film ever - It was taken by a camera mounted on the front of a cable car.  


 The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there.
And no traffic lights, cross walks, painted lanes, road signs,

This film was originallythought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the  Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the quake and shipped by train to NY for processing, thus many of the buildings and vehicles and people seen in this film, may have been destroyed by the quake.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=NINOxRxze9k

 

 

Date Posted: 6/6/2011 9:37 PM ET
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So cool!  I saw this somewhere recently. 



Last Edited on: 6/6/11 9:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 9:41 PM ET
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Letty - I'm searching! We don't want want you to be bored for too long now, do we? lol!

Date Posted: 6/6/2011 10:24 PM ET
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Thanks Jeanne,  I need to be entertained darn it!devil