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

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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It makes me laugh how a lot of the civilians like to play a game along the veins of 'chicken.' Just crazy. The amount of people who had to run and dodge a car was just


Not to mention the amount of close calls between cars, civilians and the tram thing which the camera was mounted on




posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by BABYBULL24
The Great Depression began about 25 years after this film was produced.


Don't be angry with him.
He has some major problems related to timings



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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???? From :20 to :36 seconds a cable car enters from left to right, but it's not on any tracks. What gives?



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
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???? From :20 to :36 seconds a cable car enters from left to right, but it's not on any tracks. What gives?


I see tracks


The film is old but you can still see them..

try to pause right when the car(?) we are on goes over them..



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by D.Wolf
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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.



edit on 10/9/12 by D.Wolf because: fix yt link


Actually, that was very interesting..

Thanks for posting that, I appreciate it..



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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Market Street in 2005....




posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK
Market Street in 2005....



Yea...

things have really changed since 1906..

thanks for posting that video..

Hmmmmmm....



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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Keep in mind that vid was taken when traffic was unusually light, maybe early on a Sunday or something, normally Market street is jammed.



posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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nevermind.....
edit on 11-9-2012 by baddmove because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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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.

But did I say India?
No, I did not.
I said Sicily.

Lovely film OP - I've enjoyed coming back to see it again! Maybe one day we'll see something like this again!
Thank you again for the share!

peace



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by silo13
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!


In 20 years of driving the only place I ever had a driving accident was in Sicily and it happened twice, once my fault the other theirs. It's also the only place I ever ran from the cops on a motorcycle lol. They gave up so easy.



posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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You are welcome Silo13..

thanks for the kind words...



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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Unsafe? Everybody is going at a safe pace, No one is turning the streets into the indianapolis speedway, No pedestrian thinks they own the street because they are walking. They are part of traffic.

Everybody is respecting everybody's elses right of way.

There's no body texting with their heads down walking into traffic, Cyclists putting everybody in danger with their disregard of others.

Its all extremely organized and safe with everybody acting responsibly and looking out for themselves and others.

The way it should be.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:26 PM
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The west was still pretty wild! Then from horseback to driver's seat. Love seeing so many forms of transportation bustling in the same space. Seems like the cable car called the tune and everyone else danced around it. Love the video



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:35 PM
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No mention of car drivers not following the laws of the road?

It's not pedestrains who think they're above everyone else, it's car drivers who don't respect pedestrians. Pedestrians should have the right of way at intersections, but we're treated like we're in the way.

Being inside a lump of metal doesn't make you superior.

Seem a little bias against cyclists, and pedestrians there, eh?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by torque
Seems like the cable car called the tune and everyone else danced around it. Love the video


It's still like that. Cable cars don't stop very fast, or very well sometimes. When a cable car crosses an intersection all lights turn red. They're not that safe, that's why most of them are gone. They would be a nightmare on Market street now.


A 30-outbound Muni bus was struck by a cable car near Columbus Avenue and Chestnut Street at about 4 p.m., spokesman Paul Rose said.

The driver apparently lost control of the cable car after it couldn’t keep its grip on a worn cable, Rose said.


sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com...



posted on May, 16 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
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That is so unsafe. I am so glad we addressed all of that. Did you see that ? Cars , pedestrians and bikes all over the place with no order ?


I'm not entirely certain that addressing those issues has made driving safer since then. People were constantly cutting each other off, but they were also paying better attention, and no one got angry or indignant.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 04:33 AM
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Saying that its the first 35mm film is quite a big claim I think, even though it might just be one format. Makes me wonder what the very first proper film was (not just a few frames of horse running, but actually at least few minutes of video).

Then the fact that its "taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car".... Wouldn't the first footage usually be taken in a workshop or lab of sorts? I wouldn't think youd mount a prototype camera on a moving platform for the first test footage. Then apparently the "number of automobiles is staggering for 1906", and the disreprency of "four days before the quake", vs. "3 years before the big quake hit".

Perhaps this footage is from 1906, and perhaps this is the earliest film that we have, but I doubt this would be the first footage that was ever shot on 35mm film. Very cool none the less.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 04:38 AM
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Originally posted by Jekka
I'm not entirely certain that addressing those issues has made driving safer since then. People were constantly cutting each other off, but they were also paying better attention, and no one got angry or indignant.


How can you know that? I highly doubt that nobody got angry back then!

Driving is absolutely certainly safer with current road rules than it would be with those road rules. The problem isn't the rules and attitudes of people though, its the number of drivers. Where in the past only those who actually really needed cars and had the money to get one drove, these days you have 16 year olds and 80 year olds driving, and millions every day, etc.



posted on May, 30 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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How things have changed... and how some have not, lol!

The horses, carts, wagons and dreys are mostly gone but the crazy drivers are still out there


Great vid, thanks for sharing!





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