Monday, April 12, 2010

Care to take a ride on a time machine?

Check out the city of San Francisco circa 1905 or 1906 - not long before the Great Quake. This is absolutely amazing footage was taken from an early camera mounted on the front of a cable car as it ambled up Market Street toward the Ferry Building.

The historian in me is drooling right now!

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson


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Anonymous said...

I would be interested to see what the camera attached to the trolly looked like. Because if you watch most people walking on the street, quite a few of them stop and stare, and a few even wave, as the camera rolls by.

I know times back then were hard and not perfect, but it looks so carefree.


W.R. Chandler said...

I'm thinking the camera was a monstrosity with some cameraman standing behind it cranking away.