Wednesday, October 20, 2010

San Francisco, 1906

If you didn't catch 60 Minutes Sunday night, you should definitely check out this story on a mysterious film of San Francisco, taken from a cable car moving down Market Street, near the turn of the century. It's an intriguing film in itself, catching a (mostly) candid view of the city in a past era. But it grows even more meaningful when an archivist's careful research discovers it was taken on the eve of the disastrous 1906 earthquake.

1 comment:

James Hanley said...

There's some great historical sleuthing involved in pinning down the date. This would be a great clip to show in a historical methods class.