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1906 Film of San Francisco After Quake Found at Flea Market
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Posted on 03/04/2018 5:47:59 PM PST by nickcarraway

A newspaper says a long-lost film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the deadly 1906 earthquake surfaced at a flea market in the city.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the rare find portrays the city's post-quake devastation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed.

The so called "great quake" and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906 killed thousands.

The newspaper says the nitrate film reel 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.

Sam Rockwell Takes Home Best Supporting Actor Oscar The public will be able to view the film April 14 at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont.


TOPICS: History; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 1906; 19060418; california; earthquake; film; godsgravesglyphs; history; movies; sanfrancisco
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1 posted on 03/04/2018 5:47:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 03/04/2018 5:48:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: al baby

it’s coming, but decidedly unchristian to wish death and destruction upon others


4 posted on 03/04/2018 5:52:57 PM PST by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


5 posted on 03/04/2018 5:53:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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“A Trip Down Market Street,” or at least part of it, aired on CBS 60 Minutes a few years ago. I’m surprised to learn it’s 13 minutes in length.

That particular film was put on a train headed east the night before the earthquake and that’s why it survived.


6 posted on 03/04/2018 5:56:01 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (No DACA Caca....Send the Nightmares home. "Americans are Dreamers, too." President Trump)
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To: al baby

Millennials and snowflakes would not know how to survive if their Iphones were inoperable for 24 hours. They lack any common sense or survival skills. Oh the Humanity!

Millions would die just from the stress!


7 posted on 03/04/2018 5:56:05 PM PST by wetgundog (Mainstream Media, Lying Liars Lying.)
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To: nickcarraway

My grandfather was up north mining gold when the quake hit and was one of many young men recruited to assist in recovery efforts immediately thereafter. He gave me a San Francisco cop’s billy club that he picked up while he was there. I used to carry it in my car but lost it with a bunch of other stuff during my divorce. He was a rural mail carrier during WWII and used to carry an H&R Young American .22 revolver on his route. That I still have.


8 posted on 03/04/2018 5:58:23 PM PST by VietVet876
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I’ve watched Trip Down Market Street many times. It was shot just a few days before the quake hit. Lots of people ‘mugging’ for the camera. How many only had a couple days left? How many of the buildings you see were destroyed in the quake/fire? There’s a shot of an old man, right at the very end with a long beard—he could have been a 49er!


9 posted on 03/04/2018 6:01:33 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: Husker8877

Watch your language.


11 posted on 03/04/2018 6:07:46 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: vooch

IDK, I distinctly remember reading the Psalms of David asking God to destroy his enemies ....


12 posted on 03/04/2018 6:16:19 PM PST by nevermorelenore ( I miss Reagan i)
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To: nickcarraway; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks nickcarraway. There are really nice still photos in a book I've got around (it was one of the titles left behind when one of the elderly cousins passed), The Good Years: From 1900 To The First World War by Walter Lord. An early priority after the quake was to dig out the routes used by the cablecars, which were up and running in short order, and made the debris hauling and moving of food and water very much easier. I recall a photo showing the tumbled Greek-style columns in front of one of the public buildings -- they had been said to be stone, but were revealed to be metal rings stacked up and fastened together.

13 posted on 03/04/2018 6:19:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: nickcarraway

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6TaxcXfSwdE

This video has a side by side view of Market Street before and after the quake.


14 posted on 03/04/2018 6:22:03 PM PST by CrimsonTidegirl (Alabama Crimson Tide: College Football National Champions!)
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To: nevermorelenore
Old Testament, different dispensation, besides;

Romans 12:19, "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (Taken from Deuteronomy 32:35-36)

15 posted on 03/04/2018 6:23:57 PM PST by ducttape45 ("Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34)
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To: nevermorelenore

So you do not believe in Christianity

you must think Christ was a prophet just like the Muslims & Jews


16 posted on 03/04/2018 6:28:29 PM PST by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: nickcarraway

My mother lost a uncle in that quake; his body was never found. His widow grieved, remarried, and was lost track of.

Just before WWII, some of the family was vacationing on the Mendocino coast, and spotted him. He admitted his identity, and that he had taken advantage of the chaos to run off with his secretary, and change his name.


17 posted on 03/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!�)
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That is quite a story. Did you find new cousins?


18 posted on 03/04/2018 6:42:28 PM PST by madison10 (President Trump: dance with the one that brought you)
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To: nickcarraway

So this gives hope to finding the lost moon landing tapes. Of course it will take at least a hundred years, if ever.


19 posted on 03/04/2018 6:51:00 PM PST by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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Did Stanley Kubrik lose some of the moon landing clips he made?


20 posted on 03/04/2018 7:24:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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