Sunday, April 15, 2018

San Francisco—before and after the 1906 earthquake

Interrupting my usual slang-o-rama posts to add this... Two fascinating films from 1906—the first recorded just before the earthquake and the second showing the aftermath.

And there's more!

According to a recent New York Times article, new footage taken after the earthquake has been uncovered and digitized. (Thank you, Liz, for drawing this to my attention!) I don't see it up and out on YouTube yet, but I imagine that it is just a matter of time.

1 comment:

Liz said...

You are welcome.

Frankly, I was amazed. My timeline on filmmaking has been altered.