104 YEAR OLD FILM CLIP FOUND
An interesting look back at when you could travel through a big city and see nothing but White people.
The surprising clarity comes from the fact that this is a 35mm film (reportedly one of the first).
"You are there" for a cable car ride in San Francisco"
This film was "lost" for many years. It was taken by a camera mounted on the front of a cable car.
The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing! The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there... How many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the horses? Talk about going green!
A Great historical film!
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This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the NilesEssanay Silent 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 Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true! Film Museum.