The 1960 Iowa Highway 30 film was a hit, so CC reader Jeremy sent me a link to this driving tour of San Francisco in 1955. It’s not all roads and cars–although you’ll probably never see so many ’55 Chevys in one place–but if you’d like to go back to a time when the cable cars ran mostly empty and the folks riding it were dressed very differently, hit the play button. I first visited SF in 1971, and physically, it hadn’t changed that much from 1955, especially places like Fisherman’s Wharf. But the cultural changes in those 15 years were disproportionately huge.
– September 17, 2013