11-Minute Film of San Francisco Days Before the 1906 Earthquake

CBS recently dug up and released an 11-minute reel of film from days before the big earthquake of 1906. The video has been named “A Trip Down Market Street” and is shot from a Market Street cable car.

The video “captures a city full of life and promise,” 60 Minutes producer David Browning writes.

It is really something to watch, and hard to believe it is from just about 100 years ago. Watch the video and learn more about the interesting history behind the use of this video on CBS via the link above.