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An early dashcam...

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An early dashcam...

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This version was transferred from a new 35mm print made from a restored 35mm negative, which was made from our 1906-era 35mm print. The frameroll problem seen in other versions has been fixed.

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This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).. It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true!

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It looks like that carriages wheels fit the tram tracks perfectly.
I wonder if that's a bag of sandwiches that guy, who cadges a lift on the back of the wagon, is carrying?
Marvellous quality, especially considering where the camera is.
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Amazing quality, especially when taking into account these pictures were (possibly?) taken when the PN moderators were still in short trousers.
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Glossop, Derbyshire, High Street Dash Cam !! taken 1900s
Not many cars about then, just Trams, Horses & Carts

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Obviously no highway code in those days.
Now I know where private hire drivers get their driving knowledge from.....
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Amazing quality, especially when taking into account these pictures were (possibly?) taken when the PN moderators were still in short trousers.
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