I already tweeted this youtube video a week ago but I find myself going back to it again and again. The detail of daily life on Market Street in San Francisco, the organized chaos, congestion, horse and buggy meets trolley and cars, supposedly 4 days before the 1906 earthquake – amazing. Not too many people during this period owned their own homes. A lot of the cars have steering wheels on the right side – strange.
First version I came across – set to mezmerizing music.
Easy link for wide screen version.
Better quality version that goes longer but without the music.