guckt mal, vielleicht könnt ihr ja auch das Englisch übersetzen, ganz unten gibt es ein Filmchen dazu.....
THIS IS REALLY UNBELIEVABLE! NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS, NO RULES.
This is a fascinating movie. A camera was mounted on the front of a
street car in San Francisco 104 years ago (1906). Perhaps the oldest
"home movie" that you will ever see! I watched it a couple of times.
Look at the hats the ladies were wearing and the long dresses. Some of
the cars had the steering wheels on the right side. I wonder when they
standardized on the left? Sure were still a lot of horse drawn vehicles
in use. Mass transit looked like the way to get around. Looks like
everybody had the right of way.
Watch the beginning carefully. At the 33 second mark and immediately
after an oncoming trolley clears the screen, a well dressed policeman
walks across the street from left to right. Notice his right hand that
he's carrying a truncheon (26 inch police baton) and although he appears
walking his beat, he looks ready to use it. Imagine the police of today
walking down the street carrying a 26 inch club in their hand..???
This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever.
It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car. The number
of automobiles is staggering for 1906. The clock tower at the end of
Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there.
How many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the
horses? Talk about going green!
This film was 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 Great California
Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for