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Published 8 years ago by massani with 1 Comments

Air - La Femme D'Argent

One of the most relaxing songs I've had the pleasure to listen to. The footage is from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905.


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  • CatLady

    What a fascinating melange of old and new, both within the video (travel by horse vs. car) and using antique film with modern music. Loved it! BTW, found this in one of the YouTube comments:

    "I got this info from a city planner on this film: Actually this film was 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 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true!

    The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there!"

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