August 14, 1945 & August 14, 2015 – VJ Day (1)


VJ Day on August 14, 1945 and San Francisco celebrates the end of World War Two on Market Street. Truth be told, although these rare color film images are historic and fun to look at, this eventually got out of hand, and continued for two more days after these pictures, resulting in a number of rapes, and 13 deaths. Here, at 7th and Market Streets, the Victory Parade approaches. Among some of the buildings still seen from here today are the peaked Humboldt Building on the right side of Market Street, and the Flood building on the left side of Market across from the Humboldt. (Vintage footage by C.R. Skinner – Thumbnail image)

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