Rare Film Shows San Francisco Four Days Before the 1906 Earthquake

Just four days before San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake, the Miles Brothers filmed this jaunt down Market Street. In this short film, which includes sound, one sees a chaotic, but merry scene. Trolley cars follow a predictable course but everything else – horse-drawn carriages and trucks and bikes, and cars – weave and dart about. People cross the wide street with seemingly not a care in the world. See this rare Miles Brothers film.