‘On location’ in 1905 San Francisco – rare vintage video

Writing a novel set in early 1900 San Francisco? This rare vintage video was shot with a  35mm camera bolted to the front of a trolley car as it traveled down Market Street  in 1905. What makes this even more exceptional is the fact that it was captured before the earthquake/fire of 1906 destroyed the area. Remarkable footage of the turn of the century lifestyles in California.

Cool digital background music somehow fits!

4 thoughts on “‘On location’ in 1905 San Francisco – rare vintage video

  1. Rahma,

    That is so cool. Thanks for sharing it! I forwarded it to my dad who will get a big kick out of this, as he lived there for many years.

    ~ cat

  2. This has to be one of my all time favorite videos. It’s mesmerizing and stimulating at the same time, and it’s so amazing that first, it was filmed, second, it survived the ravages of the earthquake and fire and time.

  3. The accident rate in SF during that era must have been appalling. I wouldn’t be surprised if A&E was invented there. Mind you – they behave like that in Rome today.

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