Statue of Liberty being assembled in 1882 at Frederic Bartholdi’s workshop in Paris. Gustave Eiffel, genius of the Eiffel Tower, designed the armature
The foot of Market Street (1898) looking west, taken from the top of San Francisco's Ferry Building.
STREETSCAPE: New York City, 1905 [colorized] Hi Def
Aug. 2, 1873: San Francisco’s First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill
Aug. 2, 1873: San Francisco’s First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill // Image: "1873: Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car in San Francisco." // Hallidie is said to have conceived his idea in 1869 while watching a team of horses being whipped as they struggled to pull a car up wet cobblestones on Nob Hill. They slipped and were dragged to their deaths. It so happened that Hallidie’s father held the British patent for wire-rope cable, and when the son came to the Gold Rush fi...