Thursday, March 3, 2011

Market Street, San Francisco 1906

According to this video people in San Francisco in 1906 would constantly cut each other off in their horse carriages and model-T's.  This is a rare public domain film which has been digitally restored. A previous degraded version was used for a music video by the French "band" Air.  (the word band should be considered to be heavily quoted)  See below:

This film was taken just days before an enormous earthquake on April 18, 1906. The subsequent fires destroyed much of the city.  An estimated $400 Million of property was lost which is the equivalent of about $5.75 Billion today.

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