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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fishermen's Wharf, San Francisco - 1941 movie

Just months before San Francisco became a hub of wartime activity, this amateur color film was made by John Summers. Did you know that Joe DiMaggio had a large restaurant on the wharf? That summer, Joltin' Joe was setting his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak for the Yankees. This was when the area was more of genuine working fishermen's wharf than a tourist attraction. 

Text by Bob Bobster
Video from the Prelinger Archive,

Thanks to the Prelinger Archive and thanks to Bob Bobster for finding this gem !

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