A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

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A Trip Down Market Street Before The Fire April 1906 Good Quality Silent

Courtesy: Prelinger Archives

Pictures San Francisco's main thoroughfare as seen from the front window of a moving Market Street cable car, before the downtown area was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. This unusual record has been called the first "structural film" because it follows exactly the externally imposed structure of the car ride.