Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Video of a Trip Down Market Street in 1906
Filmed by hand-cranked camera in 1906 on a moving train, before there were traffic laws. Notice people just trying their luck crossing the street. This film made me tear up. Probably because it reminds me of where I'm from and how my grandparents knew the city before so much blight and crime took over. Notice also no one seems to be cursing or yelling at anyone cutting them off.
Although life was difficult in 1906 for many reasons, this was the age America was viewed as the land of opportunity.