A Flea Market Find Uncovers the Destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

The footage remained hidden for a century.

When a century-old film turned up at a California flea market in 2017, photo editor Jason Wright bought it on a hunch. His intuition proved valuable, as the film revealed scenes from San Francisco just a couple weeks after the devastating 1906 earthquake.

According to Wright, “We have known about this film for over 100 years, but it’s more of a rediscovery. It’s been lost all this time. What it actually is, is about one day two weeks after the earthquake actually hit. It’s basically a trip down Market Street done by the Miles Brothers, and there’s a famous tape that most people have already seen which went down Market Street just a couple days before the earthquake hit.”

You can watch the footage courtesy of PBS here.

More Stories
Homes + Spaces, Music + Culture

Bradford Stewart Designs Collection Entirely for Outdoor Display

Listening to jazz in his father’s design studio, former musician and painter Bradford Stewart knew at an early age he wanted to be a musician. Bored with practicing scales in music school, he dropped out and hit the road with an eight-piece funk/rock/jazz band. When the hectic life of a professional musician began to take its toll, he turned to painting.

Farm + Table

Raise a Glass, or Two, in Paso Robles Wine Country

We’re going wine tasting … care to join us?