Skip to comments.Film Of San Francisco After 1906 Quake Found At Flea Market
Posted on 03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST by aquila48
More than a century after San Franciscos deadly 1906 earthquake, a film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing the city two weeks after the devastation surfaced at a flea market and it will soon be shown to the public, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.
The long-lost find portrays some of the citys post-quake decimation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed, the Chronicle said Saturday. Much of the city was flattened and thousands were killed in the so-called Great Quake and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906.
The nitrate film reel discovered at San Franciscos Alemany Flea Market was shot by early filmmakers the Miles Brothers. The footage is a bookend to their most famous work A Trip Down Market Street, a 13-minute silent film shot from a cable car days before the earthquake, said film historian David Kiehn.
The new footage captures a similar journey down the citys main thoroughfare but shows many of the buildings collapsed to the ground. The reel also features a mob of horse wagons and carts, people waiting to get on a ferry to cross San Francisco Bay to Oakland and damaged buildings being blown up with dynamite.
Miles Brothers footage shot after the earthquake is extremely difficult to find, Kiehn told the Chronicle.
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I remember an old Kolchak when they went underground to some part of the city that had sunk after the quake.
I don’t know if that was real or a re-creation of the show.
Seattle after a fire...
Oh! It was Seattle? Thanks for the correction.
Been a long time since I saw the episode. Thought for sure it was S.F.
Only horse **** on the streets- progress.
I saw a picture of my grandfather with his business partner a guy called Gianini, they were making rebuilding bank loans through their bank the Bank of Italy on orange crates amid the smoking ruins of SF just after the quake and fires.
Fires that made the burnt down other banks vaults too hot to even open.
His name was John Spigno.
I of course never met him as he died in 1944.
But my grandmother told me stories about how influential he was with rebuilding SF, he later became vice president of Bank of America.
Loved that show!
What time of day was this shot I wonder? There doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of people out and about.
Bank of Italy later became Bank of America.
I had some DVD’s with the whole series - some may have gotten lost in one of my moves. :(
I’ve got to check what I still have.
Yes it did.
I thought it was Chicago, so I had to look it up.
Must have been the episode where the gal went to her college class in a small boat.
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