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1940's Downtown San Francisco Film Footage In Color

All those hills. How do people cope?

Some very beautiful streets and blocks. Would love to know how they look today for comparison.

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by Anonymousreply 39January 15, 2022 3:12 AM

They suck.

by Anonymousreply 1January 14, 2022 7:58 AM
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by Anonymousreply 2January 14, 2022 7:58 AM
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by Anonymousreply 3January 14, 2022 8:02 AM

Much of the streetscape looks the same today. Obviously there are exceptions but by and large, much of SF looks almost exactly like this today.

by Anonymousreply 4January 14, 2022 8:05 AM

Who would have ever thought it would be full of homeless people people, shitting on the streets like animals?

by Anonymousreply 5January 14, 2022 8:24 AM

Looks the same, Dreary and gross.

by Anonymousreply 6January 14, 2022 8:35 AM

Why were they all Asian in the 1940s?

by Anonymousreply 7January 14, 2022 9:02 AM

R7 The beginning of R1's video was taken at Grant Avenue and Washington in the heart of SF's Chinatown. That's why.

As R4 stated, the streets of San Francisco haven't changed much since the '06 earthquake.

The test of an authentic San Franciscan is not the ability to walk up California or Hyde Street. The real test is to be able to drive up in a standard transmission car, stop at a red light and not roll back down the hill or burn out your clutch.

by Anonymousreply 8January 14, 2022 9:05 AM

Erratum R8 OP's, not R1's

by Anonymousreply 9January 14, 2022 9:06 AM

[quote] As [R4] stated, the streets of San Francisco haven't changed much since the '06 earthquake.

I don’t remember the streets changing that much from before ‘06. It looks the same to me.

by Anonymousreply 10January 14, 2022 9:12 AM

History of San Francisco: 1900 to 1909

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by Anonymousreply 11January 14, 2022 9:23 AM

History of San Francisco: 1910 to 1919

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by Anonymousreply 12January 14, 2022 9:25 AM

Weird that they were all wearing masks back then too.

by Anonymousreply 13January 14, 2022 9:28 AM

San Francisco - Story of a City (1963)

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by Anonymousreply 14January 14, 2022 9:28 AM

San Francisco 1960s POV Cable Car Ride (60fps, added sound w/ color remaster)

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by Anonymousreply 15January 14, 2022 9:30 AM

1970s In San Francisco

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by Anonymousreply 16January 14, 2022 9:32 AM

[quote]I don’t remember the streets changing that much from before ‘06.

Depends where. Downtown, around Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, south of Market, it's about the same. But whole sections of the city, such as the Sunset, the Richmond, Marina, Stonestown barely existed or were non-existant until after '06.

by Anonymousreply 17January 14, 2022 9:33 AM

San Francisco tour 1980s

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by Anonymousreply 18January 14, 2022 9:33 AM

Driving through San Francisco in 1995 (Dashcam)

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by Anonymousreply 19January 14, 2022 9:34 AM

Sights of San Francisco - 2010

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by Anonymousreply 20January 14, 2022 9:36 AM

Video shot January 23, 2021

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by Anonymousreply 21January 14, 2022 9:37 AM


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by Anonymousreply 22January 14, 2022 9:39 AM

I was born in San Francisco. My mum was born in San Francisco. I scroll through the posts on this thread with tears running down my cheeks, fondly remembering the fascinating, unique and most beautiful city of my birth. And in the knowledge that the San Francisco I remember is long gone.

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by Anonymousreply 23January 14, 2022 9:41 AM

[quote] But whole sections of the city, such as the Sunset, the Richmond, Marina, Stonestown barely existed or were non-existant until after '06.

No, they were there before ‘06. I lived there during that time.

by Anonymousreply 24January 14, 2022 9:44 AM

R24 Some of the Richmond was built up due to Golden Gate Park. The Sunset/Stonestown area wasn't built until after '06.

by Anonymousreply 25January 14, 2022 9:47 AM

That row of townhouses at 7:18!

by Anonymousreply 26January 14, 2022 10:09 AM

There, there, R23. Nothing stays the same. At least you got to experience it.

by Anonymousreply 27January 14, 2022 11:11 AM

It's much more shabby than I thought, I thought it would look much better.

by Anonymousreply 28January 14, 2022 5:16 PM

SF has and always will be magical and mythical.

by Anonymousreply 29January 14, 2022 5:38 PM

R23- My MUM?

Are you British?

by Anonymousreply 30January 14, 2022 5:51 PM

This can't be real. Where are the piles of shit and needles?

by Anonymousreply 31January 14, 2022 5:52 PM

r31 at this point, moved into SROs, alleyways and vacant buildings. It comes in waves - homeless gather on the street, the city clears them from the main (tourist) traps - much of the east bay to Sacramento have designated homeless areas and day parks for their use - there's a couple SROs with nice facades downtown but few step out of them, usually too broke to, but the rest of services are in ghettos or pushed out of SF, so more in the east bay than SF itself - hence why the bart is utter shit. That's why the app is important; it's your weather radar for where the shit clouds are starting to appear and the warning system for the inevitable arrival of the shit storm.

things are worse further south or north for that matter. heading to humboldt now, expect dueling banjos to play in the background, especially if you dare to enter the woods and probably safer just to drive around Oregon than go thru it or take the routes than the main highway (same with CA, take the five instead of the 101). While down south, they've (the homeless) have flooded into burbs causing the great exit and even ultra libs starting to pack heat. more of a problem with smash and grabs of which many are not homeless. -- you'll find more easily accessible pictures than vids. There are a few but they quickly get flagged as disinfo. .. even for small fucking towns. so, check the alternative leak sites, well, if you can withstand the over the top conspiracies and racist shit on most of them.

by Anonymousreply 32January 14, 2022 8:15 PM

Santa Cruz

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by Anonymousreply 33January 14, 2022 8:39 PM

Governor Gavin Newsom spoke Wednesday morning alongside San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and worked picking up trash at 17th and G streets cleaning up a homeless encampment. Jan 12, 2022

out of sight, out of mind.

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by Anonymousreply 34January 14, 2022 8:41 PM

So few trees.

by Anonymousreply 35January 14, 2022 8:43 PM

The 40s version looks decidedly seedy. Even seedier than much of the city looks today.

by Anonymousreply 36January 15, 2022 1:50 AM

Not all of SF is hilly. Some areas are green and leafy. The weather is also different depending where you are on the peninsula. I haven’t noticed major changes in the Richmond and Sunset since ‘06, but I’d be interested to hear about it. It’s pretty low and flat out there, buildings-wise, but not a lot of undeveloped land, IIRC.

by Anonymousreply 37January 15, 2022 2:00 AM

It looks so much better in "Vertigo".

by Anonymousreply 38January 15, 2022 3:09 AM

Can you imagine trying to parallel park on a hill in SF in the 40s in one of those giant sedans they had back then?

by Anonymousreply 39January 15, 2022 3:12 AM
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