This has been posted before, but it was with unfortunate synthesized "music" added. Here's the best version.
This looks like mass chaos. Horses & wagons, cars, streetcars and people going every which way with no control by Police. Of course, this was before stop lights and stop signs were used.
We have our traffic problems today, but it seems to pale in comparison.
Nice job of creating and adding the sound but I think they converted some steam cars to gasoline engines.
They did good but I bet some of those cars were one and two cylinder. They all sound like fours.
I noticed another anachronistic sound. I wonder if anybody else caught it.
Yes, sound was dubbed in. No sound in moving pictures back then, and the sound recording devices that they did have back then were certainly not that sensitive to pick up all the nuances..... pretty good sound adaptation over all though. Thanks for sharing.
I heard what sounded like a player piano,.....???
However, the dubbed-in sound was very well done I thought. And it really did add a lot to the film. The sound effects made sense on this film.
What really rubs me the wrong way though is some kinda' noisy banjo music or something on an otherwise well done video or you-tube of a Model T Ford. I'd really like to hear the sound of the engine, and all the other Model T sounds, not music! I guess there are those that have to demonstrate their talent in adding music to a video, but in most cases, is sure is wasted on me!
Somewhat related to this thread although no cars If you compare this to the film earlier in this thread it clearly shows the cars muscling their way into our life.
Jamaica Street, Glasgow (1901) produced by Mitchell and Kenyon
The film above was shot by Mitchell & Kenyon, early U.K. film exhibitors. Several hundred of their short films were discovered in a basement in 1994 and restored by the British Film Institute. Here is Part 1 of the series. You can watch all on YouTube:
Steve - I would expect to hear mostly bulb horns in 1906 rather than the motor driven "Klaxon" types. Is that the sound you're referring to?
Yep, that's it.
You really had to pay attention in those days and rely on a great deal of luck. Wouldn't you just love to have one or more of those cars? Harv.
Here's the scene in San Francisco on the same street, including Market and Powell, just 4 or 5 days later on April 18, 1906, after that street car film was shot, after the Great Earthquake; almost total devastation. Terribly sad. What a difference just 4 days can make in your life. What will our lives be like in 4 days from now??; you can never tell...I think I see a 1906 Cadillac and a 1906 Model N or R.