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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pre-Quake San Francisco, Circa 1905

I've spent a lot of time in The City, so this was kind of surreal to watch:

The first track from Airs' Moon Safari album, accompanied by scenes from a video shot from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905. Before the earthquake/fire of 1906 destroyed the area. Remarkable footage of the turn of the century lifestyles in California.
The leaps that technology has taken since then amaze me: we're now sharing film shot more than a century ago instantaneously on our world wide web. Yet we've also taken a step backwards in some respects: from the looks of this video, I would imagine that the hat industry has taken some big hits in the last 105 years:


(hat tip: Intrepid Californio)

1 comment:

tnlib said...

That's a hell of a video.