Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Film footage of Market St., San Francisco, April 1906

The video above shows a fascinating bit of analysis on film footage shot in San Francisco shortly before the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire devastated the city:
    Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco's Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake. (link
This film is another in a series of early films that I've commented upon. Such films are fascinating to me, as are early color photographs such as these.


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