San Francisco Four Days Before the Earthquake

This post was written by jd on April 18, 2010
Posted Under: Bits & Pieces


A Trip Down Market Street was filmed in 1906!!

This film, was originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing, to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he knows who owned them and when the plates were issued).. It was filmed only four days before the quake and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing but true!
Copied from..www.archive.org.

A trip down Market Street. The original version of which can be downloaded at….www.archive.org…suffered badly from “Film Roll” at the beginning and end, this version however has had those faults corrected and shows a lot more detail particularly at the end were the film froze and skipped frames.

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Reader Comments

It is like travelling back in a time machine. Little did these people know what was in store for them in 4 days.

Written By Anonymous on March 16th, 2011 @ 8:45 AM