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A film shot just a few days before the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco
From Reina Dein of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum: " This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the quake and shipped by train to NY for processing."
Make sure to turn your speakers down if you'd like to get the full silent film experience. Otherwise, you'll be treated to Air's La Femme d'Argent from the album Moon Safari.
Thanks to Fatemah Van Buren for the link!