San Francisco in 1905

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1. Th3Lurker 4 years ago

Am i the only one getting the "Play with me" ads here >> and there ^? I'm not a pervert, you know?

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2. samxgx 4 years ago

can you like imagine the people in 2110 looking at a video of us here in 2010 and going like... wow that's how it used to look back then?

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3. Usdevildoggmc 4 years ago

Naw this is the perfect music to be played on this ride.... giving it both modern and old-style taste to it.... Wouldn't it be amazing to go back right where this was filmed and talk to people around there??

Keep in mind... 1903 FORD company was introduced to the world :D This video is 105 YEARS OLD!

I Have an original poster from 1903 (FORDMOBILE With detachable tonneau) 850$

Does anyone know how much my poster is worth??? I search online sometimes but its hard to find....

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4. loscohones 4 years ago

i like these old footages.i wish there were more from different cities around the world ;)

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5. mescaline 4 years ago

Music is out of place but it kind of fits the trip... Very interesting stuff!

What's the building (with the tower) at the end of the street?

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6. mibi 4 years ago

are there no traffic rules in 1905?

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7. Mini 4 years ago

Music is "La femme d'Argent" by Air.
It fits great with the city mood :)
People seem to be so cooool !

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8. andyjk10 4 years ago

nice point #2 they will be soo surprised with what is amazing us at the moment. and think eeewww, the cars used to have wheels. must have been slow riding cars..!! nice video shows us where it all came from.

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9. kekke2000 4 years ago

Oh my god! There are actually people standing still or walking slowly. Where is the stress?

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10. Gringo_el_Diablo 4 years ago

Considering that the Model T didn't come out until 3 years later.... alot of people did have cars!

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11. vdkmile 4 years ago

Waw, that was messy!

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12. woodhatch 4 years ago

Cars, horses, carriages, trams...
No traffic lights, junctions...
Boys being boys, People talking to each other!
Jay walking at its finest.
Not much traffic and a little chaotic, but it all flowed. The system worked. Not one accident or death for the entire trip!!!!
Ah, those were the days :D

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13. neogem 4 years ago

that's classic!

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14. Dokandre 4 years ago

at that time the vehicles were slow. the only advantage over walking was mostly the effort itself i suppose. being so slow, the vehicles can be easily controlled (stop if someone comes across it, but then again, anyone can cross without a problem since the vehicles are so slow)

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15. alexnader 4 years ago

I just love the ol' time cop that went strolling by, nightstick in hand, @0:33

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16. MrCarrots 4 years ago

Pimp strut music :*

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17. JJCBigfoot 4 years ago

Look at all of the convertibles! :)

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18. PortugaL26 4 years ago

Amazing footage.
i wonder how living back then would be..

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19. tunicopp 4 years ago

105 years ago and it has better quality than many you tube videos

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20. Dauntless 4 years ago

Just remember there was only around 1,500,000 people alive in the world when this was filmed

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21. archis 4 years ago

#20 actualy nowadays live around 5% of people that evar lived on this planet.

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22. JaeMarie 4 years ago

I would absolutely love to see this footage recreated today - same speed down the same street and played side by side for comparison.

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23. I_like_birds 4 years ago

#20 Didn't you forget like three zeros? I thought it was like 1.6 Billion people around 1900.

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24. wankster770 4 years ago

no way they had humans back then is that big thing in the backround a phone ??

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25. Tidus777 4 years ago

no trafic rules ftw >:)

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26. ImprsdBySmartVid 4 years ago

Thank you very much for this very impressive video !

They look strong, their legs in particular.

I created my account only because of this film.

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27. Comment rated too low. Show this comment leonoidio 4 years ago

so many ford T! beautyful car!

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28. thoruus 4 years ago

It's simply AMAZING! 105 years ago, so far away in time! And all those people, with so many important problems... Dust in the wind.

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29. prankphonecall 4 years ago

I find it interesting that the bikes go quicker than the cars who go quicker than people walking who go quicker than a horse who go quicker than the tram.

Thanks for the look back in time.

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30. laughingscorpion 4 years ago

Ah, old Frisko, home of the psychedelic. Let's go to the wharf, get crabs and drop 63 years.

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31. Dubsteppah 4 years ago

videos from many years ago make my mind open up and wonder. i love it!

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32. jellybeankissxs 4 years ago

"AIR"!! I think the music is perfect! I listen to "Air" on a daily basis. Its relaxing. I like the video too, fits well.

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33. ranmar420 4 years ago

QUICK!: How many women in big hats? How many women on the street? (Hint: You probibly got more fingers and toes.)

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34. montypython 4 years ago

wow . . . how did people socialize back then without cell phones and networking sites?
Did people actually have to speak to each other? :P

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35. filter 4 years ago

here's some more info on this vid, copied from a website:

"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. Amazing but true! Music: "La Femme D'Argent " from the "Moon Safari" album by Air."

and here's the same street, in 2005:

sorry for the long comment, but this film is fascinating!

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36. ISAhub 4 years ago

Get adblock plus which is a free addon for firefox browser and you can bypass all ADS ....its awesome :)

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37. Voutelamberopipi 4 years ago

car jacking attempt @3:54

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38. leolazer 4 years ago

No Traffic Lights!
No wonder - no road rage.

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39. jellybeankissxs 4 years ago

wow, I just did a side by side, the old vs the new. What a great videos.

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40. ridebmxx3 3 years ago

space cars will be the future i swear !!!

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41. loadrunner 2 years ago

Pedestrians were lucky cars were not that fast.