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Film Of San Francisco After 1906 Quake Found At Flea Market
SF CBS ^ | March 4, 2018

Posted on 03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST by aquila48

More than a century after San Francisco’s 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 city’s 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 Francisco’s 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 city’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 19060418; california; earthquake; sanfrancisco
Fascinating of market St before and after the quake. Be sure to watch the side by side film at the bottom of the page.
1 posted on 03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST by aquila48
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To: aquila48

What devastation!


2 posted on 03/06/2018 10:37:48 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: aquila48

Estimated at Richter 7.9.

3 posted on 03/06/2018 10:51:57 PM PST by TChad (Leftthink: Reality is sadly out of touch with the higher truth.)
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To: aquila48

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.


4 posted on 03/06/2018 10:55:57 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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Seattle after a fire...

https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/geekdad.com/2014/10/seattles-underground-more-than-just-a-kolchak-episode/amp/


5 posted on 03/06/2018 11:31:24 PM PST by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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Oh! It was Seattle? Thanks for the correction.

Been a long time since I saw the episode. Thought for sure it was S.F.


6 posted on 03/06/2018 11:37:32 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: aquila48

Only horse **** on the streets- progress.


7 posted on 03/07/2018 3:14:39 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: TChad
This is a famous photo from it. I like the guys on the far right sitting down like they are watching a movie.......


8 posted on 03/07/2018 3:37:23 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (The remoulade was a trifle tart, but the souflee for dessert more than made up for it.)
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To: aquila48

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.


9 posted on 03/07/2018 3:37:49 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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To: SaveFerris
I remember an old Kolchak when they went underground to some part of the city that had sunk after the quake.

Loved that show!


10 posted on 03/07/2018 4:42:27 AM PST by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Rebublican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: aquila48

What time of day was this shot I wonder? There doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of people out and about.


11 posted on 03/07/2018 4:47:26 AM PST by TalBlack (It's hard to shoot people when they are shooting back at you...)
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To: Daniel Ramsey

Bank of Italy later became Bank of America.


12 posted on 03/07/2018 9:00:45 AM PST by aquila48
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To: Iron Munro

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.


13 posted on 03/07/2018 12:52:59 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: aquila48

Yes it did.


14 posted on 03/07/2018 3:03:05 PM PST by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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To: SaveFerris

I thought it was Chicago, so I had to look it up.


15 posted on 03/08/2018 3:40:42 AM PST by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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Must have been the episode where the gal went to her college class in a small boat.


16 posted on 03/08/2018 11:54:38 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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