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Description: View of hill in residential neighborhood with cars parked at bottom of street. Car pulling out and driving up hill as another car descends. Two men pushing rear of cable car with sign for "Washington and Jackson / Powell and Market". Low-angle view of columns and pediment of Metropolitan Life Insurance Building (renovated in 1991 as Ritz-Carlton). Traffic passing Lotus Bowl Chinese restaurant in North Beach - Chinatown. Japanese tea garden at Golden Gate Park. People standing on painted balconies of Tao Tao Chinese restaurant next to restaurant's blinking neon sign at night. The Balclutha square-rigged sailing ship moored at Hyde Street Pier. View through high-story window of business district, including view of Coit Tower, Alcatraz and Angel Island in background. Conductor hopping off cable car (with sign for Washington and Jackson streets) at end of line and reversing direction of cable car. Street lantern, Italian flag, and sign for Chinese restaurant in North Beach - Chinatown area. Flags flying over gate to International Settlement. Rear view of cars appearing to fall off cliff as they drive over top of steep hill (could be Nob Hill) and disappear from sight. Neon signs for chop suey lit up in Chinatown at night. High-angle view of traffic on Market Street, tilt down street to cable car turning around at end of line. Neon sign in Chinese characters lit up at night. Traffic and pedestrians passing BankAmerica tower and neighboring buildings on Market Street. Cable car coming into view as it reaches top of steep hill (could be Nob Hill). Followed by more traffic going up and down top of hill.
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Clip #: TFA-23A-17
Length: 1:42
Color: B/W
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: California
City: San Francisco
Subject: Street Scene
Original: 35mm
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco Bay, trolleys

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