There's one event that acts as a demarcation line in San Francisco's history: The Great 1906 Earthquake. Which is why it's fun to dive back 150 years or so and look at what used to be in our city. For instance, did you realize that the city's first free library and museum was located in a men-only hotel? Click through for a look back at San Francisco in the 19th century compared to now!
The clothing and language may be the different, but see how 1860s New York isn't so different from today—shocking crimes, terrible mass transit etiquette—in BBC America's COPPER, a gripping new cop drama series from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana. COPPER premieres Sunday, August 19th at 10/9c only on BBC America—watch a trailer below and don't miss your chance to win an iPad!