In a recent segment of 60 minutes, a 100 year-old mystery was finally solved.  Local historian David Kiehn from the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum ( ) was interviewed by Morley Safer about David’s research into the making of the Miles Bros. film ” A Trip Down Market Street ” (1906). For many years, film historians, and the Library of Congress, had concluded that the short film was made in September 1905.  That was proven wrong by David’s long hours of meticulous research at the San Francisco Public Library. He discovered that the film was made 4 days before the great San Francisco earthquake!  (See full article at: )


 San Francisco : a natural history / Greg Gaar and Ryder W. Miller
Gaar, Greg
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2006
127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
979.402 GAAR

A free library in this city : the illustrated history of the San Francisco Public Library / Peter Bo
Wiley, Peter Booth
San Francisco : Weldon Owen, 1996
240 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
027.47946 WILEY

The Great San Francisco Earthquake

[Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
DVD 979.46 GREAT