The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 has never looked so good or so devastating.
A new, 17 minute video shows the still-smoking ruins of the downtown area, a tent city and food lines in what may be Chinatown.
The video is a well-edited compilation of the few existing films of the disaster put together by a New York video collective called Red Channels.
Scratched, smudged and silent, the films show a city that was all but leveled by the 7.9 quake.
Crews pull down smoldering ruins, horse-drawn wagons remove debris, soldiers pose near a tent city that housed thousands of people after the quake.
While the moving pictures of the rubble are fascinating it's the people that make the video special.
Men in business suits, bow ties and bowler hats escort women in elaborate Victorian dresses down rubble-strewn streets.
Their city is all but gone but they are already moving on.