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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 6, 2010 2:59 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Here's something a little different. I just got this in my email and sat here mesmerized as I watched this video. It was taken in San Fransisco just a few days before the big earthquake in 1906. Amazing how many folks were going back and forth on the roads in front of the streetcar. I hope you'll enjoy watching this piece of history.

http://www.flixxy.com/san-francisco-1905-historical-footage....

You have to realize that the video you are about to see will have no Ford Model "T" in it, because it didn't go into production until 1909. You will see Peerless, Cadillac, and I think an Olds or two, but no Fords - Yet.
This film, 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 even 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! Music: "La Femme D'Argent " from the "Moon Safari" album by Air.

Truly an amazing piece of cinematography for it's time, and even more amazing that we are getting to see it in 2010.
Image1AnjL
Mar 11, 2010 2:45 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Great video!! I hope you have that linked on the ancestry cubit too! LOL! I love history!

Being that I live in the San Fran Bay Area, the number of people walking in front of the cable cars DOES amaze me! But, in an opposite sense! Rolling on the floor laughing There are so few people in that video!! Rolling on the floor laughing If you go to San Fran today, you cant see the road from a cable car, just the crowds of people and cars Hilarious! There are way too many people there for my liking, I've never been a crowd person, so I dont go often LOL
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 11, 2010 3:34 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I don't remember if it's there or not, but you can bet I'll be posting it now. Thanks for the suggestion!
Image1AnjL
Mar 11, 2010 3:37 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
sure thing! I thought there was a cubit on here somewhere about history.... someone needed old antique photos etc. I was going to contribute some ghost town pix...dont remember who it was, but if you know they might like this link too LOL
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 11, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I don't have a clue. I honestly haven't had the time to venture out in cubitland much. I need to do that though, just to see what all is out there. It's growing by leaps and bounds!

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