San Francisco. April 14, 1906.

This wonderful 7 minute film just came across my desk.  It’s a 35mm film of San Francisco’s Market Street shot four days before the 1906 earthquake from the front of a cable car.  Thanks to David Kiehn of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum for dating the work.  It is an astounding step back in time.

A longer 13 minute version can be found here: .

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