Market Street hasn't quite been the zoo it used to be ever since they started limiting traffic to bikes, buses and cabs last year, but this photo included in the monthly newsletter for the streetcar aficionados at Market Street Railway and released in digital form yesterday, gives us a glimpse into a simpler time in our city's history: A time when no one would complain about a procession of elephants stomping down Market Street and Ringling Brothers could march their animal-cruelty parade wherever they pleased.

A high-res version in more pixels than your monitor supports can be found over on, where the folks at Market Street Railway say it was taken from what is currently the Westfield San Francisco Centre. Can you spot anyone not wearing a hat?

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[Market Street Railway]