Troops embarking at San Francisco
This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail Steamship Company dock between 10:50am and 1:50pm on Friday, May 13, 1898. The dock was located at First Street between Brannan and Townsend streets, and is now a...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Related Resources - Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897-1916
Selected Annotated Bibliography General Beebe, Lucius, and Charles Clegg. San Francisco's Golden Era. Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, 1960. Excellent pictorial and graphic coverage of pre-1906 San Francisco. Cameron, Robert. Above San Francisco. San Francisco: Cameron and Company, 1986. One of a series, superb aerial coverage of San Francisco and the Bay Area, including "then and now" views. Dillon, Richard. San Francisco: Adventurers and Visionaries....
[Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906]
San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906
This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby refugee camp. Original intertitles precede each change of scene, but the locations provided are incorrect for three of the five views. The state of the ruins and camp suggest a date...
Afi/Staples (Robert) & Charles (Barbara) Collection (Library of Congress)