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United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1906.
H77925 U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company; 19May1906; H77925.
Duration: 2:14 at 15 fps.
Camera, Otis M. Gove.
Photographed: May 9, 1906. Location: Market and Mission streets, San Francisco, California.
This film is a compilation of views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire and dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The film was shot in the downtown area along Market and Mission streets.
The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film:  The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, makes a hurried and jerky pan from the east side of 5th street eastward to the south side of Mission Street. At the start of the pan, the ruined Lincoln School building is seen, with the dark profile of the Flood Building behind it on Market Street. The camera pans right on a long row of windows in the ruined west wall of the Emporium department store . The tent in the foreground is probably a temporary "office" of the business formerly on the site. The pan continues further right and looks northeast down Mission Street.  The Rialto Building stands in the distance. The camera pans farther right, to another tent and a sign -- "Safes opened 105 5th Street" . Many safes fused shut in the heat of the fire and others had to be cooled for weeks before being opened.  The camera is at the southwest corner of 4th and Market streets, looking northeast across Market Street in afternoon light. The Mutual Savings Bank (two blank walls) is in the background at Geary/Kearny and Market streets. The street traffic is part of the afternoon commute down Market Street to the Ferry Building.  Note the heavily- Received: 5/19/06; paper pos; copyright deposit Paper Print Collection.
SUBJECTS RELATED NAMES MEDIUM
San Francisco (Calif.)--History.
Gove, Otis M., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Scenes of San Francisco.
1 roll (145 ft) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
LC 2180 (paper pos)
Received: 5/19/06; paper pos; copyright deposit Paper Print Collection.