Most of us weren’t alive in the early 1900s to see the unveiling of many technologies we now take for granted, but there were still some wealthy people who could afford cameras back then. We’ve rounded up five amazing videos that were shot during that time. Continue reading to see them all.
5. London 1903
4. San Francisco Market Street 1906
3. Driving Around NYC in 1928
2. Lost Film from 1906
1. London in 1904
Bonus Video – The Great Crash of 1929
The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Great Crash and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began in late October 1929 and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout. The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries and did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941.
After a one-day recovery on October 30, where the Dow regained an additional 28.40 points, or 12%, to close at 258.47, the market continued to fall, arriving at an interim bottom on November 13, 1929, with the Dow closing at 198.60. The market then recovered for several months, starting on November 14, with the Dow gaining 18.59 points to close at 217.28, and reaching a secondary closing peak (i.e., bear market rally) of 294.07 on April 17, 1930. After the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act was enacted in mid-June, the Dow dropped again, stabilizing above 200.
The following year, the Dow embarked on another, much longer, steady slide from April 1931 to July 8, 1932 when it closed at 41.22-its lowest level of the 20th century, concluding an 89% loss rate for all of the market’s stocks. For most of the 1930s, the Dow began slowly to regain the ground it lost during the 1929 crash and the three years following it, but it would not return to the peak closing of September 3, 1929 until November 23, 1954.