Head Back To Market Street In 1906 With This Recently Remastered Footage

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Take a trip down memory lane—or Market Street to be more specific.

This recently colorized and “upscaled” film, let’s you travel back in time to San Francisco’s Market Street in 1906. You’ll get to take in the familiar route which starts from 8th street and heads eastward to the cable car turntable, at The Embarcadero, just in front of the landmark Ferry Building.

A YouTube video creator used an actuality film created by the Miles Brothers in 1906 called A Trip Down Market Street to make this version. The original was created by placing a film camera on the front of a cable car as it traveled down Market Street. Using artificial neural networks and data sets, the Polish team at Neural Love were able to create extra frames and colorize the film in a way that appears natural.

The beautiful recreation includes incredible details of everyday life in the city, from transportation and fashions to the Victorian era architecture. It comes with all the day-to-day sound effects of people chattering, bells ringing, engines roaring and Western music which makes for an incredible time travel experience.

Watch the film below and find out what’s like to have a horse and cart overtake you on the cable car.


Featured image: Neural Love Youtube

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