On Day 16 we posted a historical film of 1911 in New York, restored and paced to depict a faithful representation of what New York looked, sounded, and felt like in the early days of the twentieth century. The following twelve-minute film, this time in color, takes us on an excursion down Market Street in San Francisco on a trolley on April 14, 1906, just four days before the earthquake. Watch to the end for a glimpse of what Market Street looked like immediately afterward.
Oh, and notice the casual disregard of the rules of the road, if, indeed, they had any. If you get angry at people who jaywalk you’re in for a stressful twelve minutes.
IN THE WEEK AHEAD, the coming days stand out as some of the most eventful of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s entire trip to America. He addresses 2,000 at Leland Stanford Junior University in Palo Alto, speaks on evolution at the Open Forum in San Francisco, and is welcomed to Temple Emanu-El by its chief Rabbi, Dr. Martin Meyer, where he delivers his longest talk in America. He then prepares to visit Phoebe Hearst’s 1,900 acre estate, the Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, just outside of San Francisco in Pleasanton.