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This
film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever that has come to
light. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car as it`s
traveling down the street. You feel as if your really there, standing at the
front looking down Market Street San Francisco, amazing piece of historic
film.




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number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely
amazing!




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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!

Great
historical film!


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




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 Great California
Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing.
Amazing, but true!

No wonder there had to be laws created to regulate
driving habits. This is insane. Good thing they couldn't go very
fast.

Look at the hats the ladies were wearing and the long dresses. Some
of the cars had the steering wheels on the right side, I wonder when they
standardized on the left? Sure was still a lot of horse drawn vehicles in use.
Mass transit looked like the way to get around.. Looks like everybody had the
right of way.

Perhaps the oldest "home movie" that you will ever
see!
 
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