Video of the Day: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco

Longtime residents often grouse about how much cooler San Francisco used to be, usually around the time they moved here. But what about the city before any of us arrived, or were even born? Now in its seventh year, archivist Rick Prelinger's “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco” series makes a strong case for the coolness of the city in the early to mid-20th century, captured almost incidentally at the time in primary sources such as newsreels, industrial films, home movies, and studio outtakes.

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