San Francisco Before the 1906 Quake

I love pretty much everything about this 1906 San Francisco footage. The pace is wonderfully glacial.


  1. Esteban says:

    The blend of horse drawn carriages and cars is great. There doesn't appear to be much in the way of traffic laws, or at least compliance. Bet there were lots of fender/hoof benders.

  2. So many men on the street were running and dashing about to their destinations.

  3. Chris_Vale says:

    holy public transit batman! i'd say on average there was a cable car every 100 feet!

    also, super jealous of the people that got to turn left off of market street!

  4. Very nice! What does it say on the plaque near the end of the film?