A Sunny Day in San Francisco in 1958

From Lombard Street to the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco looks shiny and new under a light blue sky in this amazing 16mm Kodachrome footage from 1958. Jeff Altman, a professional film colorist in Chicago, restored the film, which was shot by his grandfather. He was a police officer in Chicago and a 16mm film enthusiast, shooting rolls of perfectly exposed film on trips around the U.S. 

You can see his equally lovely footage of Las Vegas in 1962 here, along with an interview with Altman, in which he describes the process of restoring the footage. 

For more videos by Jeff Altman, visit his Vimeo channel.

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