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Posted: 9/10/2012 1:05:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2012 1:05:27 PM EST by Bat-Masterson]
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:22:00 PM EST
Notice the cops walking around with billy club in hand, ready to beat people in the head instantly?

Just like in all the old Laurel & Hardy movies.



Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:26:23 PM EST
Cool...I always think its neat to watch people that were alive in the civil war....wild west era.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:28:13 PM EST
quality is terrible..
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:30:17 PM EST
That film is believed to have been filmed in 1905.
The San Fran earthquake was in 1906.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:34:07 PM EST
The video quality doesn't even go above 480p
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:34:15 PM EST
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:40:08 PM EST
What a cluster fuck.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:42:40 PM EST
Cool video but it's been unlost for a couple of years, now
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:42:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.

One day in the cop shop in the 1970's I worked the counter and dealt with a young rookie cop that was playing the part to the hilt.

He had a fedora and was dressed in an old suit and overcoat and gloves, all straight out of a 1950's NYC cop movie.

I had a hard time keeping a straight face.

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:49:31 PM EST
I bet that street smelled bad.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:51:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By MattNificent:
quality is terrible..


Take a modern device back and make a better one...
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:53:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
Originally Posted By MattNificent:
quality is terrible..


Take a modern device back and make a better one...

Well said
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:54:38 PM EST
Amazing how things change.
It's weird, while watching, knowing every single person and animal in that film is dead. Strange.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 1:56:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:01:15 PM EST
I LOVE stuff like that.

I wish there were signs that said: Now Hiring Historians! Alas...
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:07:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Beltfed:
That film is believed to have been filmed in 1905.
The San Fran earthquake was in 1906.


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.

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:08:47 PM EST
Buses, horse-drawn wagons and buggies, automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians. All going the same way, against eachother, or across eachother on the same street. Yikes.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:12:04 PM EST
Blame JFK for that one.
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.


Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:20:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:21:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By MattNificent:
quality is terrible..

Still clearer than many YouTube vids.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:22:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By GC456:
What a cluster fuck.

A Cluster Fuck! Look at the Asshole in the White House, that's a Cluster Fuck! Most People Gave a Fuck about one another back then!At least more then Now!
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:25:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2012 2:25:51 PM EST by Flash66]
Originally Posted By Bat-Masterson:
Originally Posted By Beltfed:
That film is believed to have been filmed in 1905.[div]The San Fran earthquake was in 1906.


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.



Just four days before the earthquake, wow! Nobody knew the doom. I wonder how many people in that film died?

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:27:30 PM EST
Love those old fashioned traffic laws.

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:28:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2012 2:59:32 PM EST by 6winchester2]
Originally Posted By Flash66:

Just four days before the earthquake, wow! Nobody knew the doom. I wonder how many people in that film died?



All of them.



Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:55:39 PM EST
So that's where the Susquehanna Hat Company is.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 2:55:42 PM EST
because traffic signals are for faggots.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:06:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.


Not only hats, but suit coats. And hardly any obese people...except that one cop.

S

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:08:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.


Post WWII, most people spend very little time outside because they travel in automobiles. If people today spent as much time out in the weather as those folks in the 1905 film, then everyone would start wearing hats.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:16:51 PM EST
I check out a couple more of the films on the sidebar.

Love the 20s. I swear EVERYBODY smoked!!! Even people's pets!!!


Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:18:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2012 3:21:17 PM EST by Sixgun_Symphony]
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Buses, horse-drawn wagons and buggies, automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians. All going the same way, against eachother, or across eachother on the same street. Yikes.


Those are street cars, not buses. BTW, traffic moved like that in Iraq. You get used to it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:19:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:
because traffic signals are for faggots.


Why the need for traffic signals when you got a horn.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:22:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By GC456:
What a cluster fuck.


Exactly what I was thinking.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:25:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By jllrue:

Originally Posted By GC456:
What a cluster fuck.

A Cluster Fuck! Look at the Asshole in the White House, that's a Cluster Fuck! Most People Gave a Fuck about one another back then!At least more then Now!

U mad?

Settle down Bevis!
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:31:53 PM EST
Member since 2008 and you can't embed?

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:37:27 PM EST
Jesus, I lost count of how many people I almost saw get ran over.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:50:47 PM EST
Some guy walking in the background was talking on a cellphone. Time traveler alet.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 3:58:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2012 4:00:42 PM EST by Andras]
Longer film from a few days before the earthquake

NYC 1928
1) The taxi is driven by Harold Lloyd (comedian) and his second passenger is Babe Ruth.
2) This is not all in New York City. Some of the taxi shots, and all of the bus sequence, is in Los Angeles, where most movies were (and still are) made.
3) Obviously this is all overdone for comic effect, but actual city traffic then WAS dangerous and not as controlled. People really did cross the street wherever they felt like it, and there were few stop signs or traffic lights.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:06:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:39:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.


Probably the roof of the automobile shaded you from the sun
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:45:07 PM EST
It's weird seeing that many cars. It was filmed in 1906 for Pete's Sake!
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:46:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By cobra-ak:
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.


Probably the roof of the automobile shaded you from the sun


Hat were a normal part of a man's wardrobe until the 60s.
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:49:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:52:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
It's weird seeing that many cars. It was filmed in 1906 for Pete's Sake!


I'll bet that was a good percentage of all the cars that existed in California in 1906.

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:56:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2012 4:57:38 PM EST by M-1975]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
It's weird seeing that many cars. It was filmed in 1906 for Pete's Sake!

There weren't. If you watch there are cars that drive in and out of the shot several times (one appears at about 0:55, then again @ 3:13). Apparently they were hired to do so in order to make San Fran appear more modern and progressive than it really was.


Link Posted: 9/10/2012 4:58:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Flash66:
Originally Posted By Bat-Masterson:
Originally Posted By Beltfed:
That film is believed to have been filmed in 1905.[div]The San Fran earthquake was in 1906.


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.



Just four days before the earthquake, wow! Nobody knew the doom. I wonder how many people in that film died?



All of them, eventually!
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 7:03:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I was surprised to see license plates on the cars that far back.


It was still California, after all...
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 7:43:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I was surprised to see license plates on the cars that far back.


It was still California, after all...

Yeah, texas didn't get them until 1907 (yes, i googled it.)
Link Posted: 9/10/2012 7:57:20 PM EST
Cars seemed to all be right hand drive.
Was anybody in that film not wearing a hat ?

Cool vid, thanks for posting it up.

Link Posted: 9/10/2012 8:35:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.


Not just hats but men used to wear a shirt with a collar and a tie. Men used to not wear any kind of headwear indoors either, like the ought.

A baseball cap isn't a real hat by the way. Much the same as a tennis shirt (otherwise known as a polo) isn't a dress shirt. At least they have a collar....


Today's men might as well be going out in their undergarments. Most of the time they really are showing....

I remember the days when I was a tool that wore rock and roll t-shirts (or print shirts in general. I never wore Ed hardy, but those are even more as douche worthy) and jeans or cargo jorts every day, rarely shaved, and was "an cool rebel against society" What a terrible time in my life.

Business casual is a minimum.



Link Posted: 9/10/2012 8:37:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've seen that film before.

Funny how everyone used to wear hats. I wonder when that became a non-requiremetn for getting dressed.

Early sixties, JFK, who didn't like to wear a hat, is credited with ending the era of men wearing hats all of the time.


Fuck that.

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