life... as pretty much everyone you see is assuredly dead
death, as this was taken mere days before the San Fransisco Earthquake of 1906.
the "system" in 1906, and what it meant to move about it
look at the automobiles vs pedestrian vs equestrian vs streetcar aspect of driving... not many of us have lived to see the scenes of such stream of consciousness reality
and yet, here is the video, a day in the life of San Fransisco, pre 1906