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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T tyme, Jan 7, 2010.
opps forgot the link
That is a fascinating piece of film to watch. Thanks so much.
Excellent, it's a wonder no one was run over.
i thought people drive like shit now. those guys were crazy.
That's pretty cool, looks like it was every man for himself!!!
Git out da way....I enjoyed it too.
I got that in an email last night. Amazing to me, growing up with all the traffic and pedestrian laws we have, to see what it was like when there were none.
Something eerie about seeing an area that would be demolished in the quake and fire just a short time later!
Can anyone ID the background music, kinda catchy!
Music: "La Femme D'Argent " from the "Moon Safari" album by Air
<!-- #BeginEditable "Main%20Text" --> This film, originally thought 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. Amazing but true!
Great piece of film. some brave dare devils
Not sure I could drive back then...I'd have run over at least two or three pedestrians, four horses and smacked a couple of cars in the short time frame of that movie.
the snowtractor is pretty cool as well.
Truely amazing. As I watched, I caught myself wondering who the people might be, and how the quake affected their lives. Also amazing is that names could be put to some of the images after all these years. Thanks for the info on the music!
First 'dash cam' ever?
Thanks for posting that.
Edit: Same trip 100 years later
First "Trolley(Cable Car) Vision"...
About half the cars were RHD, half LHD... I don't think they'd standardized yet.
that`s worse then the return road at the day of the drags.
crazy! get the fuck out of the way didn't work back then either
Total chaos! but fascinating to watch, thanks.
Good lord, what's up around 2:07 with the classic SF wacko on the bike with the red cape dragging tin cans weaving back and forth across the road in front of the trolly? Some things never change. And then he is back out of no where again at 5:30.
Cool! Market St. Looks a little different now, Ferry building is still there.
way way way cool.
Cars...Trolleys...Pedestrians...and Horses!!!! Holy crap!!!!
I was just there and it was pretty much the same, stupid divers and pedestrians everywhere just no horses.
some things never change, see them dudes mugging for the camera? kids and cops alike!
I was showen these the other day very cool
part 1 http://www.archive.org/details/MasterHa1936
part 2 http://www.archive.org/details/MasterHa1936_2
part 3 http://www.archive.org/details/MasterHa1936_3
part 4 http://www.archive.org/details/MasterHa1936_4
I so enjoyed that, thanks very much
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