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Stunning 1906 San Fransisco footage - days before the quake


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#1 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:20 AM

This is extraordinary - a camera mounted in front of a SF cable car on market street in 1906.

I found it very touching since not only most of the buildings you see where destroyed a few days after the shot, but a lot of the people you see, just didn't know that they have only a few days left till they die.

http://www.cbsnews.c...ch/?id=6964752n

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#2 Karel Bata

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:44 AM

Amazing! No road sense at all. :D

How long had the car been around? And already there's dozens. Notice that monolithic building at the end erected in 1896? It only stood for 10 years. :(
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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:35 AM

I notice that the car drivers sit on the same side as in the UK, when did it change?

That buggy going between 2 cable cars looked crazy.
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#4 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:33 AM

Did you guys miss this thread?

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=48608
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#5 John Sprung

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 04:40 PM

How long had the car been around? And already there's dozens.


Actually, there weren't all that many. Those were the first picture vehicles -- the producers rounded up a bunch of people to bring their cars and be in the film. This wasn't a test or a documentary, it was intended to be released as paid entertainment. See the other thread for lots more detail.




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#6 Mitch Gross

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:16 PM

Careful viewing reveals that several cars loop around and reappear numerous times. Hollywood trickery, even in 1906.
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