Lost film from 1906...this is awesome..

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:09 AM
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Interesting.

I cant tell you the number of times someone walking almost got hit by a car, car hitting a street car, car hitting a bike, car hitting another car or buggy. I expected someone to buy the farm any second.

ALL the guys wore hats. The bikes went as fast as the cars. Ladies had to walk around holding the dresses out of the dirt. Not a cop, or stop sign in sight. Too bad we didn't have color and sound.




posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:38 AM
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Yea but where is the ufo? Or did you see big foot in the back of the one car? Must be CGI?



That truly is a great video to watch. Just think of the discussion the photographer would of had before this convincing the bus service to let him do it!

I guess the only thing we don't get from the video is the smell, which I bet wasn't to pleasant.

Great find OP and thanks.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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The driving styles haven't changed much



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:48 AM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Interesting.

I cant tell you the number of times someone walking almost got hit by a car, car hitting a street car, car hitting a bike, car hitting another car or buggy. I expected someone to buy the farm any second.

ALL the guys wore hats. The bikes went as fast as the cars. Ladies had to walk around holding the dresses out of the dirt. Not a cop, or stop sign in sight. Too bad we didn't have color and sound.


There was a cop!



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:50 AM
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That felt as though I had gone back in time for 7 minutes..........



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:11 AM
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This is the time that republicans want to take us back to. Absolutely no safety regulation.

Laws that tell you what side of the road to drive on...pffftt nanny state!

Publicly funded stop signs? Pfhfffftt...taxes are stealing.

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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What glorious confusion and freedom!!! It reminds me what I love about Sicily - no one (for the most part) pays attention to traffic laws - ya just drive. And I must admit there's a lot less road rage and accidents than I witnessed these past few weeks visiting the States, lol!

The 'good ol days' has never looked so good!

Thank you so much for sharing!

peace



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:25 AM
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That was wonderful

Except the music made me twitch a lil



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:27 AM
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Does it look like this? Because there is no way that this is safe. India has the most traffic fatalities a year in the whole world because of the lack of laws.



India Steadily Increases Its Lead in Road Fatalities


While road deaths in many other big emerging markets have declined or stabilized in recent years, even as vehicle sales jumped, in India, fatalities are skyrocketing — up 40 percent in five years to more than 118,000 in 2008, the last figure available.

A lethal brew of poor road planning, inadequate law enforcement, a surge in trucks and cars, and a flood of untrained drivers have made India the world’s road death capital. As the country’s fast-growing economy and huge population raise its importance on the world stage, the rising toll is a reminder that the government still struggles to keep its more than a billion people safe.


www.nytimes.com...



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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what a bizzare video!


right at the end it looked like the horse and carriage was going to get squished by the 2 trams!
and yes i noticed that people took major strides when walking!



I would like to say the 'chaos' people are speaking of looked like controlled chaos to me
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by darrman
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could just be me,, BUT- did anyone notice how LONG the strides of the men were, as they walked??


i found THAT the oddest part..

look again..

we as humans dont need to Walk very much anymore..

Hmmm i wonder..



could something have changed?
shoeware--? pants?

pavement?


I noticed that too, but I think it might just be an illusion, like the frame has been squashed down a little making everything shorter and making the strides appear to be longer.

But, it could also be a small indicator of evolution. A lot of Human behavior has changed since then. There are no obese people to be seen there, there's more running from one place to another, there seems to be more social interaction between people and less to stop them from doing something considered "socially odd". Like the guys holding on to the back of the car, while others just walk past or move out of the way.

Those long strides could actually be something that has changed, and perhaps because of our less active lifestyles where we don't need to walk everywhere now.

I think the same thing when I look back at those old movies of football games from the early 1900's, the players move differently in those too.

Interesting video.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:40 AM
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Interesting enough, the same footage was shot after the quake, more or less. Here is the before and after side by side.



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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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Cool vid. Not much different now lol.

The great earthquake was on April 8th 1906. The vid was taken four days before it happened. I live a couple of blocks off Market street in an area that was mostly decimated due to the soft ground and the fires. Glad I wasn't there lol.

www.nileguide.com...

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by darrman
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could just be me,, BUT- did anyone notice how LONG the strides of the men were, as they walked??


I think the vid is stretched horizontally a bit, making their strides seem abnormally long.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:55 AM
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Is it the same video as this?

This is a Track by Air called La Femme D'agent and I always liked the video.

It's blocked in my country on youtube
but here is the link anyway

www.youtube.com...


And here it is anyway, on another site.

www.greektube.org...



This video has been around for a while.

It's very cool



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:38 AM
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I thought it was interesting how everybody seemed to have a suite on. I personally don't like waring suites, but just about everybody had them on.

Reminded me during the Viet Nam war when I was in Saigon, I thought it was amazing how the traffic was so wild and yet nobody ran into each other.

I have spent and still travel all around that area and love the early stomping grounds of San Francisco !

Thanks so much for posting.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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That driving in India video is shocking. Some of the most brilliant scientific minds come from India. I guess they are all sitting in jars someplace because obviously they aren't smart enough to make and enforce traffic laws.

Whats more shocking is this appears to be the norm and has been going on for years. Can anyone tell me whats wrong with these people that they cannot get their act together?



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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The original OP video and CBS San Franciso on Film: Days Before the 1906 Quake are one and the same film. The OP post is a shorter version set to different music. The OP video segment starts on the CBS version at about 3:48.

So...Yes OP's video is just days before the big quake. Good find. Thank you for sharing. I like the music in the OP's better.

I don't know if I could cross that busy street without huge strides.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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Wouldn't mind living around that time (not San Francisco, for obvious reasons,quake, although I'd miss the internet). Seems like they could made their own rules about driving and walking, with no city or county politicians telling them what to do. Obviously no DMV.

No traffic cameras there either, I bet if some of those people are still living and have their faculties about them, they wouldn't appreciate big brother going up on all the major street corners.
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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Thanx for the trip to the past.I too enjoy old,rare footage like this.Just fascinating and if date confirmed very historic.Great find OP.S/f.
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