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A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (WARNING: Educational and Historical!)

This is a really good piece of film that I thought was worth sharing. Just sit back and travel through time for a few minutes and enjoy the ride...

A Trip Down Market Street is a 13-minute "actuality" film recorded by placing a movie camera on the front of a cable car as it proceeds down San Francisco’s Market Street. A time capsule from over 100 years ago, the film showcases the details of daily life in a major American city, including the fashions, transportation and architecture of the era. The film begins at 8th Street and continues eastward to the cable car turntable, at The Embarcadero, in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building.

The film was originally thought to have been made in 1905, but historian David Kiehn, who examined contemporary newspapers, weather reports and car license plates recorded in the film, later suggested that A Trip Down

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Added: Sep-10-2012 Occurred On: Apr-14-1906
By: Ben Cambone
Other Entertainment, History
Tags: San Francisco, Market Street, earth quake, 1906, film, historic, cable car, Miles Brothers, history, time, city, city life
Location: San Francisco, California, United States (load item map)
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