Thursday, 28 July 2011

A Glimpse of History

I don't watch much TV, which is how I missed this (60 Minutes showed it), but someone posted the link on Ravelry, and I had to share it, for anyone who hasn't seen it. Apparently a few weeks before the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, somebody made a film of the scene on Market Street, basically by strapping a camera to a cable car/trolley or whatever and letting it run as they covered the route. Seriously cool.

60 Minutes - 1906 San Francisco Trolley Film

Someone else on Rav did a nice job of hunting up further info, and she posted the following:

"Lots of extra historical info on this video that I found while looking this morning.
A high quality download option and great info in the comments, especially about why there seems to be so many cars in 1906:
A similar film made after the earthquake, although not from a cable car as those systems were damaged in the earthquake:
The CBS link posted has the best version of the film (with no rolling frames.)"

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