Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Film of a San Francisco street in 1906, 4 days before the earthquake/fire

(Via Metafilter, which got it from 60 Minutes. There's more historical background here.)

The soundtrack is "La Femme D'Argent" by Air. A commenter on Metafilter says:

I like how the tram operator's boombox slowly fades in at the start. I guess he realized the ambient sound would be filtered out by the windshield and thoughtfully provided us with a soundtrack to illustrate what people were listening to in 1906.

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