Missing photos of the 1906 San Francisco Great Fire and Earthquake, found. (14 photos)

Photos via the Museum of the City of San Francisco

  • Paulatheass

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  • Coldzilla

    #12 "Refugees search for souvenirs on sidewalk in front of the Stanford mansion on Powell Street at California. " Souvenirs? Really? A bunch of people in one spot?

    Maybe this is where the bank used to stand? 😉

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping for some 1906 titties…

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  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo


    "You are there" for a cable car ride in San Francisco!"

    This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car. The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing! The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there…How many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the horses? Talk about going green!
    What a great historical film! Watch the scampering as Joe Public race away from autos, horses, cable cars and bicycles.

    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 Great California Earthquake of April 18, 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true!

    • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

      It was shot 4 days before the earthquake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MisterMcGiggles Mark McGinnis

    This post reminds me of the game…

  • Logan

    Lost pictures huh? Hmm… I've seen these pictures before.

  • Tom

    Yeah and too bad it didn't break off and fall in the sea back then! The world would be a better place today, LOL!

    • jaydub

      nfs….SF and its politics has ruined this state for decades…and SF itself is a cesspool…time to hit the reset button…

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    and you think YOU had a bad day.

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