[Tig] Fwd: Fantastic footage ...from a Streetcar in 1906

Terry Lockhart terry at finishedit.com
Fri Jan 22 04:39:43 GMT 2010


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> Subject: Fantastic footage ...from a Streetcar in 1906
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> Has a lot of historical relevance.  Enjoy
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> A film taken from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1906, a few days before the earthquake/fire destroyed the area.
> 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 thequake and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing but true!
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> ... this is fascinating film footage shot from a San Francisco streetcar in 1906 ... notice the total lack of traffic control and how many different types of transportation you see, including several horse-drawn carriages and carts ... the garb on the ladies !
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> http://www.flixxy.com/san-francisco-1905-historical-footage.htm
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