The Vintage Cookie

Thursday, August 19, 2010

San Francisco before the earthquake

San Francisco in 1905, pre-earthquake, a peek at the world a century ago.

I noticed a few things. First, more cars than horses, even in 1905. Second, the central city really was a man's world. There are women, but not many. Finally, the use of urban space is very different. Pedestrians and vehicles share the road; people are not exiled to the sidewalks.

The soundtrack is Air - La Femme D'Argent. Thanks to Walter Nelson at Mass Historia for the link.

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