Market Street, San Francisco, April 14, 1906


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An evening pause: This film footage has been circulating about on the web for several years. I even think I posted it previously but can’t find that post now. Either way, it was shot mere days before the San Francisco earthquake, and provides us a window into the reality of life then. The sound effects add to the reality, though they are not original to the time. They were added later and were dubbed in with what I think was great care. See the notes here for more details.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.

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  • t-dub

    Cool video. @ Robert, I have a submission to make if you are still accepting them. Thanks! :-)

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