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Friday, May 2, 2014

Archive Of Vintage San Francisco Newsreel Footage Now on YouTube -- And It's Amazing

Posted By on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 1:41 PM

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Here's your Friday treat.

British Pathé, a London-based media firm, has uploaded onto YouTube a bunch of newsreels showing San Francisco from way back when for your absolute viewing pleasure. And what a pleasure it is.

The classic news clips are part of the company's 85,000 vintage newsreels dating back to the early 1900s, highlighting, among other events in San Francisco, the 1906 earthquake, a random parade in Chinatown, anti-Vietnam demonstrations, and snowfall in 1962.

Since we had to get back to work, we didn't get the chance to watch them all, but of the ones we did view, these are among our favs:

[H/T: CBS News]

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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