The world was a totally different place 100 years ago - there was no commercial radio, no TV, and the internet hadn’t even been conceived. World Wars I & II had yet to be fought, the Titanic had yet to be built, and Arizona & New Mexico weren’t even part of the United States. And yet, without all of these seemingly monumental things, life carried on just fine.
In this video for Air’s “La Femme D’Argent,” we are given a glimpse of what the world was like in 1905 on a trolley in San Francisco. The trolley is traveling down Market Street towards the Ferry building, for those of you familiar with the city. Keep in mind that most of what you see in the video was destroyed in the gigantic earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906. The song and video are still pretty trippy nevertheless. I’ve watched it probably 10 times, or so, and it gets cooler every time.
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