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Cinegraph short of trip to Hawaii in the 1920s. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
When President John F. Kennedy visited the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise (CVN-65) on April 14, 1962,, he used the occasion to promote a strengthened U.S. Navy, one whose indomitable force would help preserve the peace. He then watched naval wargames that included some of the most cutting-edge weaponry of the day, including missiles, rockets, and supersonic aircraft. Sadly, Kennedy would be assassinated just a short time after this film record of the exercise was released, and it was...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This film, THE POWER OF SUGGESTION (1971) presents the U.S. Army's Suggestion Program. The Suggestion Program was a Vietnam War era program intended to save vital Pentagon dollars, and it still exists today in some form. While some of this film is a bit laughable — showing what appears to be ridiculous levels of government waste — the message remains current. The opening scenes depict a re-enactment of a film director struggling to record a scene in which a child is supposed to mimic an...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Industry on Parade was a short television program that aired in the U.S. from 1950-1960. It was produced by the National Association of Manufacturers. The series demonstrated complicated industrial processes that transformed raw materials into finished products. Industry On Parade Florida is one of those black and white, public service, industrial films, probably produced in the mid 1950’s. Narrators used were Bob Wilson, Peter Roberts, and Radcliffe Hall. It was produced by Arthur Lodge...
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This black & white home silent movie film shows soldiers in 1936. They are seen at their bae camp, setting up in another area, and on the move.  Opening: Military planes in the sky (:09). A flag waves at base camp, it reads 125 HZ (:46). Servicemen fool around for the camera; they smile, laugh, and goof around (:51). A soldier smoking a cigarette walks towards the camera (1:46). Smoke surrounds men near raised tents (1:59). Men on the field; two men play fight (2:30). Soldiers rest on the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Shows the rescue of the submarine USS Squalus, SS-192, after an accident caused it to sink off the coast of New England.  Featuring the use of salvage and support vessel USS Falcon, whose highly-trained crew saved precious lives using a rescue diving bell. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example:...
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NASA and the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Public Roads created this color training fiIm in the early 1960s to warn motorists of the dangers of driving too fast on icy or wet pavements. “A skidding car is dangerous,” says the narrator at mark  01:00  following a series of vehicles fishtailing on a variety of slick surfaces. Texture of the pavement, the depth of the surface water, and the inflation of the tires and their treads are just some of the factors that can lead to a spin...
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Made during WWII by the British Ministry of Information, CAMERAMEN AT WAR was produced by the Realist Film Unit with support of various newsreel companies, the armed services film units and the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum. Compiled by Len Lye, This film tells the story of British newsreel and combat cameramen under battle conditions compiled by Len Lye. The film begins with rare footage from World War I of tanks in action, and includes a few scenes from the 1914-1918 war including famed...
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Deals with the tradition, excellence, and flying and technical skills of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Tells requirements of a Thunderbird and gives a closeup look at their precision aerial formations. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
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Part 2 begins, no credits. Pilots are ready to go and then board their planes. F-105s are taxiing and in line, ready for takeoff. Pilots in the cockpits adjust their helmets (:09- 2:03). F-105s take off. Other soldiers watch. F-105 races down the airstrip and into the sky (2:04-3:45). F-105 ready for takeoff. F-105s in formation in the sky. Air crew sit on the ground below and wait. Pilots fly and radio one another. Base monitors what's going on. Their target can be seen through the clouds...
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Shot by an American tourist, this color home movie shows a trip to Austria, Bavaria and Germany circa the mid-1950s to early 1960s.  Opening:  A tall church-like structure with rotating figurines (:08). Title card: The Austrian Tyrol, The Castle of Hohenschwangan, belonging to Maximillian II, father of Ludwig II (:59). Castle on a hillside (1:04). Neuschwanstein, stands 3306 feet above sea level, Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color silent home movie shows a visit to Hawaii in the 1960s. Opening: people wave as they exit an Aloha Airlines "Funbird" airplane after landing in West Maui, Hawaii (:12). Flowers of Hawaii (:25). Iao Needle sign (:37). Mountains (:42). A couple holds a dish that contains a pineapple; they open the pineapple and taste the core ( 1:07 ). Puhimau Crater sign ( 1:42 ). Flowers of Hawaii ( 2:00 ). A sign for Pumice ( 2:12 ). A sign for Keanakakoi ( 2:37 ). Smoke rises from the...
Topic: Stock Footage
All-American is a short 1943 official war film from the War Department and produced by the Signal Corps. This film is a special film for the men and women of the American Aircraft Industry, as evidenced by Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson signing a memorandum requesting an movie reel of footage from the Army Air Forces Combat Camera units. All footage from cameras installed on planes and from camera men on planes capturing combat scenes of the war is reviewed by General H.H. Arnold ( 01:49...
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4th Engineering Squadron, flying over the Alps, Montreaux, Geneva, Russians in Berlin newspaper headlines held up, airplane with "Leading Lady" nose art This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
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One of the "Greatest Drama" TV series syndicated in1953, "The Wild Blue Yonder" focuses on General James Doolittle, better known as Jimmy Doolittle. James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer. A Reserve officer in the United States Army Air Corps, Doolittle was recalled to active duty during World War II and awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid, a...
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This short, silent film dates to 1948, and shows tests of the Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft.  Boeing's Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft (GAPA) was a short-range anti-aircraft missile (SAM) developed in the late 1940s by the US Army Air Force, and then the US Air Force after 1948. It was given the reference number SAM-A-1, the first Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) in the 1947 tri-service designation system. By 1950 over 100 test rockets had been launched using a variety of configurations...
Topics: Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft, Holloman Air Force Base, Boeing, Missile, New Mexico
This is a training film for the US Army which will take a detailed look at the Quartermaster’s position and what his responsibilities are. These are military officers responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies. The film opens with a shot of a Sergeant and his family in a US Army housing development stationed in Germany (:09). All personnel, including dependents, are the Quartermaster’s responsibility (:25) though most soldiers did not have their families with...
Topic: Stock Footage
One of a series of incentive films made “exclusively for the men and women of American industry,” this mid-1944 official US War Department film, produced by the US Army Signal Corps with the cooperation of combat film units of the Marines, Army Air Forces , and Navy, is the sixth issue of the “Film Communique” series. The black-and-white film opens with an animated scene of a wounded soldier surrounded by the Japanese, and the proclamation “This isn’t war … it’s murder!” ...
Topic: Stock Footage
The Navy Log TV show presented some of the great stories in the history of the 20th Century U.S. Navy, including survival and war stories.  The series premiered on CBS on September 20, 1955, but moved to ABC in 1956, where it aired until September 25, 1958. The program aired for a total of three seasons and 104 episodes. Dating from season one in 1955, this Korean War episode of Navy Log is entitled "Of Caution and Courage." It stars Walter Sande as Robbie and Joseph Downing as...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Produced in the 1950s, "Stop Fires Save Jobs" was produced by American insurance companies as part of an educational program in co-ordination with National Fire Prevention Week.  The film was widely screened at corporations and civic clubs across the country in the 1950s and shown as part of Civil Defense preparedness training.  The film introduces the common causes of industrial fires and how to prevent them, the concept of flashpoint, classes of fires, and fire extinguishers,...
Topics: Fire Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire, Fire alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Industrial Fire,...
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“Dude Ranch Sports” is a 1953 episode from The World Of Sports series, directed by Harry Foster and narrated by Bill Stern, that takes viewers on a quick tour of a working dude ranch resort in Arizona. The episode opens with a shot of a TWA Constellation arriving at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport. A TWA plane taxis on the runway, and then its passengers climb off the plane. A handful of the passengers climb into a stage coach outside the airport (01:14), which takes them to the resort dude...
Topic: Stock Footage
A training film for wounded navy personnel, to promote and educate them about physical and occupational therapy treatments for their war wounds. Shows wounded Navy personnel receiving various types of therapy, in hospital settings.
Topic: Stock Footage
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Lighthouses and Lightships (MN-202aa) is a short 1944 U.S. Navy training film that is part of the Aids To Navigation series. The purpose of the series “is to acquaint those who are beginners in study of the science of navigation with the basic principles underlying the markings of our coastal and inland waterways.” This film discusses how to identify lighthouses and lightships, using a combination of actual footage and artistic renderings (in some cases overlaying the two). The film opens...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Dating to the late 1960s, "Yuletide Reflections" presents the work of the U.S. Navy's Chaplain Corps. It features narration by Navy Chaplain James W. Kelley, and shows Christmas and Channukah services in Vietnam during the height of the war. The film presents an overview of chaplains attending to the spiritual needs of sailors and Marines serving aboard ships in the Gulf of Tonkin and in Vietnam. Over 700 Navy Chaplains served with Marine Corps units in Vietnam between 1962 and 1972....
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This wonderful home movie shows social activities of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. We have reason to believe this was the Berkeley, California (U.C. Berkeley) chapter. The film is in several sections, including a formal dance social at the start, and then at about the 3 minute mark, a games night. Some fun drinking games are seen and things escalate when a bunch of sorority sisters join the house at about 6:30. The beer flows quite freely!  Aside from a lot of rowdy drunks, it's mostly...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This fascinating, silent home movie shows the emergency landing of a Capital Airlines Viscount, tail  #N7445 . It's unclear which airport that was shot at -- the canister it came in said "Willow Run" -- but on 25 May 1958 this same aircraft skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Probably this is footage of that incident although as you can see, the real cause of the emergency was that the landing gear failed to go down into position. That same year Capital lost...
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This Royal Army training film "Provision and Replenishment of Petrol in the Field" examines the logistics, movement and delivery of gasoline. The film is part two of a two part film, but unfortunately we have been unable to locate the first half of the film.  At 1:03 a fuel tank is shown full, which is how all vehicles should be in the morning. At 1:24, the division's petrol unit is shown bivouacked. At 1:43, canisters of oil and petrol / gas are shown in a lorry or truck. The trucks...
Topic: Stock Footage
This 1963 color film is about a Model T run from London to Brighton celebrating Henry Ford’s centennial birthday. It is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Limited and produced by Norman Vigars. A Model T is shown on a modern road in England on its way to London (:31- 1:28 ). Additional vehicles include a 1923 Ford fire engine ( 1:34 ), a hackney carriage ( 1:36 ), and a 1921 van ( 1:38 ). A man pulls the top up on his Model T; others drive theirs in the rain ( 1:44 - 2:00 ). The cars line up...
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While the opening title proclaims "This is America", this film is actually the first half a 1960s documentary called "The Secrets of St. Louis" (the "This is America" title was apparently spliced on by a previous owner; we don't have the second half of the film). This documentary reveals "secret" locations around St. Louis, Missouri such as Lafayette Park, Soulard Market and Calvary and Bellefontaine Cemeteries.  Many places that no longer exist are...
Topic: Stock Footage
This military public announcement color film is about the dangers to military aircraft by the Albatross / Goonie bird population on the Hawaiian Midway Atoll. It dates to the late 1950s, as 1957 numbers are given. The film was part of a campaign by the U.S. military to be allowed to curb bird populations so that Midway would remain a viable landing area for aircraft. However eventually the island was abandoned by the military and reverted to an island strictly for the birds -- and today it is a...
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Dating to the 1960s, this filmic record of the U.S. Navy's Point Mugu base, entitled WEAPONS THAT WORK, features Commander Glenn Ford as host. Pt. Mugu served in this era as one of the primary test ranges for guided missiles, sea launched weapons, and other important missiles and weapon systems of the Cold War.It is now part of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC).  The film begins with images of the Sparrow III missile being used against a target drone, as well as many of the other missions of...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film is about the exercises and activities the cadets at the West Point Military Academy in West Point, NY do. Copyright 1937.  Opening titles: Columbia Pictures presents Cadet Champions (:06). West Point Military Academy in West Point, NY (:27). Cadets march (:33). Lacrosse team marches (:58). Cadets perform calisthenics in the gymnasium (1:07). Cadets continue to exercise in the gymnasium (2:03). Cadets do exercises on gym horses (2:50). Parallel bars...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Made in 1941 by the Crown Film Unit, FERRY PILOT was directed by Pat Jackson (of "Western Approaches" fame) and focuses on the work of the Air Transport Auxiliary or ATA. By 1941, literally hundreds of RAF fighters and bombers needed to be flown each day between aircraft factories, maintenance depots and RAF aerodromes. This vital task was carried out by the men and women of the ATA, a civilian air force operating from their own pools and stations all over Britain. Essentially a...
Topic: Stock Footage
This silent, raw footage shows the December 10th, 1954 human factors experiment involving Col. John Paul Stapp, who rode a rocket sled called the Sonic Wind at speeds up to 632 miles per hour at Holloman, New Mexico. This set a ground speed record and put Stapp into the books as "Fastest Man on Earth". The film starts with footage of Stapp being strapped into the sled and telemetry belts being affixed to his helmet and person. At 4:00, the Northrop Aircraft crew in the blockhouse...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color educational film is about the fresh vegetables grown in the west and shipped to the rest of the country by Union Pacific Railroad. This is circa 1958 or 1959. Opening credits: Union Pacific Railroad presents FRESH FROM THE WEST (:11-1:03). Cars drive on the 101 Freeway. High rise buildings -- known as Park LaBrea in Los Angeles. People walk in downtown Los Angeles at Hill Street. A Ralph's supermarket is shown outside and inside. People push their shopping carts and look at fruits...
Topics: 1958, Union Pacific, Railroad, Fruits, Vegetables, Farming, Stock Footage
Take-Offs and Landings Part 2: The Landing (TF 1-3319) is a 1944 War Department training film that reviews landing procedures using a Vultee BT-13 Valiant. The film covers such topics as traffic patterns, key landing factors such as wind and drift, cross-wind landings, power landings, and reviews common errors made during landing. The film opens with an aerial shot of an airfield (00:43). Trainees share their definition of “landing” with their training officer (01:28). The officer explains...
Topic: Stock Footage
Dating to 1974 when the International Military Sport Council's parachute competition was held at Ft. Bragg, Kentucky, this U.S. Army shows contestants from 15 nations, including Vietnam. Members of the famed 82nd Airborne Division hosted the event. At 3:46 U.S. Army Huey helicopters are used to make jumps. At 6:51 individual awards are given to the top three participants. The team from the USA won the overall first place team trophy that year (7:50).  Parachuting, or skydiving, is the action...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This film shows early 8mm footage of the USS Indianapolis in Portland, Oregon in 1937. The occasion was Navy Day. Joining the Indy for this event was USS Chester, USS Pensacola and other warships. The poor condition of the film is quite evident; but this remains some of the only footage to show the Indianapolis in the pre-WWII era and so is considered quite precious. USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland-class cruiser of the United States Navy. She served as flagship for Admiral Raymond...
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Dating to the 1940s, this silent film (with French titles) shows a pioneering surgery for hypertension developed by Dr. Reginald H. Smithwick. The Lumbodorsal sympathectomy was viewed as the only effective treatment for intractable essential hypertension at that time. Smithwick worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital before being recruited by Boston University to serve as Chairman of Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at what was then the Massachusetts...
Topic: Stock Footage
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1960’s NET EDUCATIONAL FILM “VERDUN” This film is about the Battle of Verdun fought from February to December of 1916. It was the longest battle of WW1. German’s attacked Verdun in hopes that the French would drain their men and resources to recapture it. It is presented by National Education Television and this is one of eight films which were to present some of the forces that have influenced the development of western civilization (:58). The film opens with pedestrians looking down...
Topic: Stock Footage
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S O S Coast Guard (1937) is a Republic film serial. It was the seventh of the sixty-six serials made by Republic. The plot concerns the mad scientist Boroff (Bela Lugosi) attempting to sell a superweapon to the highest bidder, opposed by Coast Guard Lieutenant Terry Kent (Ralph Byrd), for both personal and professional reasons. The main stars were Bela Lugosi and Ralph Byrd. It was made during the 2-year period when the Hayes Office put a moratorium on horror movies, Lugosi's usual genre, and...
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S O S Coast Guard (1937) is a Republic film serial. It was the seventh of the sixty-six serials made by Republic. The plot concerns the mad scientist Boroff (Bela Lugosi) attempting to sell a superweapon to the highest bidder, opposed by Coast Guard Lieutenant Terry Kent (Ralph Byrd), for both personal and professional reasons. The main stars were Bela Lugosi and Ralph Byrd. It was made during the 2-year period when the Hayes Office put a moratorium on horror movies, Lugosi's usual genre, and...
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“Operation Hideout” was an episode of the CBS television series Navy Log, originally airing on February 20, 1957. (The series was touted as a military drama based on true naval stories.) This episode was produced and directed by Samuel Gallu and starred Ward Costello, Crahan Denton, and Paul Richards. Made in an era before submariners made trips around the world underwater without surfacing, "Operation Hideout" may seem a bit silly to the modern viewer. However in the 1950s the...
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This 1950 black and white demonstration film about the shooting skills of Earl Saul, an amateur sharpshooter, is a Ken Hutchinson Production. It opens with a shot of the Grand American Handicap Trapshooting Competition in Vandalia, Ohio (:23-:35). The camera scans the assortment of guns and targets on a table. Earl demonstrates his skill with the assistance of his daughter Betty Jane, who wears a 1940s short-sleeve sweater and striped shorts. He uses a trapshooting gun to hit small blocks of...
Topic: Stock Footage
This film, created during WW2 shows how three inventions have made major contributions to the U.S.A.’s war effort. It shows the use of celluloid which lead to the booming plastic’s industry, Edouard Benedictus’ innovation of using a thin layer of collodion on glass to prevent shattering and the silk of spiders which is the best material used for the cross hairs in periscope sights and bomb sights. The film is a part of a series hosted by John Nesbitt that were produced from 1938 to 1949...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This film examines the duties of an FBI employee: record keeping, fingerprint operations, lab operations, and training for field agents. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Topic: Stock Footage
Documentary footage examining Allied machinery and methods used to attack the Axis powers on the beach fronts. Includes the Battle of Dunkirk and amphibious assaults on Sicily, Salerno, and Dieppe, France. Narrated by Quentin Reynolds. Navy film of the training and struggle to obtain beaches in Pacific and European Areas. Combat scenes of WWII. Reel 1: 1) Several LS taken off shore looking at White Cliffs of Dover. 2) Several quick flash shots showing England. Civil defense in operation,...
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Dating to 1945, CONQUEST OF THE NIGHT shows the uses of one of the Allies' great weapons developments -- radar.  Here the technology is used at sea to locate and destroy a Japanese ship.  The combat information center aboard the American ship relays facts derived by radar on the range, speed, direction, etc., of the target, in total darkness. The U.S. ship fires its torpedoes. As the torpedoes hit, the ship fires a salvo. Radar shows the salvo to be too long; the range is corrected and the...
Topic: Stock Footage
This historic, silent footage from December 10, 1954 shows a medical exam on Col. John Paul Stapp, conducted after a ride on the Sonic Wind rocket sled test at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The exam shows some of his injuries which included broken blood vessels in his eyes (also known as a red out ), and bruising and skin abrasions on his shoulder and torso. These tests were intended to examine the human body's ability to withstand rapid deceleration and G forces.  It was on December...
Topic: Stock Footage
"Clearing The Way For The United Nations" is a short film from the late 1940s or early 1950s about preparations for building the new U.N. headquarters in New York City. The film opens with a shot of New York City ( 00:17 ) and the U.N. complex. An engineer sits at a drafting table ( 01:05 ) and tells viewers about the story of planning for and building the U.N. complex between 42nd and 48th street and between the East River and 1st Avenue. The engineer says the first thing he needs to...
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Advantages of AC Welding, presented by Westinghouse and produced by B.K. Blake Productions, is a short film from 1951 promoting the advantages of AC output welding. The film opens with a shot of welding equipment ( 00:22 ) and men welding ( 01:14 ) as the narrator reviews the ability to weld all kinds of steel with AC welding. AC welding allows for high quality work whether it is vertical welding ( 01:45 ), overhead welding, horizontal welding, or flat welding. AC welding accommodates light and...
Topic: Stock Footage
This film from Lockheed shows developments in the company's VTOL aircraft research program with a particular focus on nap of the Earth maneuverability, controllability, mission effectiveness and human factors. Nap-of-the-earth (abbreviated NOE) is a type of very low-altitude flight course used by military aircraft to avoid enemy detection and attack in a high-threat environment. During NOE flight, geographical features are used as cover, exploiting valleys and folds in the terrain by flying in,...
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This b&w film "They Got the Job Done" was produced by the U.S. Navy  and is about naval leadership. It was made in 1954 probably for officers or officer candidates, and likely shown as part of basic education. Opening scene: Jump-cut of Sailors in marching formation. Men who work together can accomplish more when they focus their efforts together. 0:40 Captain looks through binoculars aboard a ship. 1:00 Article 1211, U.S. Naval Regulations: “All naval men are required to obey...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Created in 1964, this historic NASA film which aired as an hour-long TV special, discusses the "headline of tomorrow" -- American astronauts landing on the Moon. It then discusses what is being done to make that happen. Animations show how the Apollo mission may work, and designs of the various components including the lunar module and command module, are shown. The various divisions of NASA are also shown, and the wide myriad of research being conducted at the agency to advance the...
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Mohawk, and Niagara type steam locomotives, including the famous passenger trains the "20th Century Limited", "Commodore Vanderbilt" and "Pacemaker".  Also featured are day-to-day operations with Pacemaker freights. Freight train operations are also shown, along with many behind the scenes glimpses of railroad activities that help show what was required to keep the NYC operating day and night. The film clearly demonstrates the railroad's involvement in the...
Topics: New York City, train, Rail transport, Steam Locomotive, New York Central Railroad
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Made in 1945 on behalf of the American Red Cross, SEEING THEM THROUGH is a short film reporting on the activities of the American Red Cross and the useage made of contributed funds for the previous year.   American troops are shown in combat in Europe and in the Pacific during the island hopping campaign, with medical corpsman administering aid in jungle hospitals. This includes astonishing footage of emergency surgery in extremely primitive conditions, and Red Cross supplies including blood...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Film, American Red Cross, War
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Made in 1944 to promote the sale of War Bonds, THE LINE IS BUSY also doubles as an industrial incentive film — a film that attempts to motivate war workers to worker harder and smarter.   In the film, a man receives a letter from his recently wounded brother on the front lines, who has undergone an amputation, as his carefree girlfriend telephones from a nightclub, attempting to persuade him to take the night off from his vital job at the factory.  The refrain "the line is busy"...
Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, War Bond, 6th War Loan, U.S. Treasury Department
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We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in...
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“Should the day ever come when our ports and ships are targets for enemy sabotage, these men will be ready. Should the day ever come when the sea around us becomes a haven for enemy submarines, these men will be ready. Should the day ever come when this barren stretch of beach becomes a port of entry for enemy agents, these men will be ready.” It is with this dramatic preface that the viewer is introduced to the 17,000 officers, men, and women who make up the United States Coast Guard...
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This 1950 color U.K. documentary “Red Ruin” about rust-preventing fluid is sponsored by Shell, a Film Producers Guild Production, directed by Nigel Byass, and photographed in Kodachrome. ts Britain’s weather is stormy to clear (:35-1:12). A tractor drives down the middle of a town road (1:13-1:25). A tractor with a binder harvests wheat (2:01-2:24). A Caterpillar D2 tractor pulls a plow. Other mechanized attachments work the field (2:25-2:57). Farm equipment is backed into a barn. Rusty...
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Rain on the Plains, released in 1938 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is a short film that promotes the importance of soil conservation through rain conservation to avoid the effects caused by erosion, such as dust storms. The film opens with a shot of a cattle herd grazing out on the plains. A man operates a horse-drawn plow (01:07); after farming and grazing the land without proper rain conservation, the plains are dry and dusty. The film shows footage from the 12 May 1934 dust bowl: a...
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This color, amateur made, silent film shows what appears to be a performance -- put on for Western tourists -- that may shows some of the rituals affiliated with the Tamil Festival of Thaipusam. These include mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with skewers, or piercings tongues or cheeks, all the way through, with a small spear. It's not exactly clear where the film was shot or if it indeed shows Thaipusam rituals however, as the title of the film "Mystery of...
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A survival film made during the Cold War, this film attempts to give practical advice to airmen who find themselves stranded in the "desert without sand" -- the arctic tundra. As the U.S. military began seeing the polar regions as a potential battleground with the Soviet Union, more and more flights were made into these regions, and the need for films like this one greatly increased. In this film the crew of a C-119 Flying Boxcar bails out and must survive in trying circumstances....
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This silent, color movie shows highlights of San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. It dates to the 1940s, probably WWII era, and was probably made commercially and sold to tourists in the Bay Area. There are no credits, so it is unclear who made it or precisely when. Opening titles: FRISCO (:08). Panoramic shots of San Francisco, CA (:12). Ship in the bay, Alcatraz Island (:48). Sign reads: Fishermen’s Wharf (:53). People on the wharf (:56). A fishing boat in the wharf, Tarantino's...
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This silent 16m home movie contains various scenes of aviation in the 1920s. The start of the film shows a Ford TriMotor in operation. The sign at  1:53  says that this is the "Remrand", an airplane that was owned by Remington Rand and tail  #NC1780 , built in 1927. It's unclear who was flying on the airplane, but it definitely looks like an inaugural flight of some kind. This 4-AT-11 airplane flew for both Safety Airlines, later reorganized as New York Safety Airlines. At  4:15...
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NOTE: Substandard print. Apologies for the issues. An extremely well-made film produced by the Army Air Forces to show the planning and execution of a program of convalescence at an Army Air Force hospital. Wounded in action, probably low in spirits and discouraged about their particular disabilities, these men are in- corporated immediately into a constructive, active program that helps to build their bodies and minds back to normal ability to function effectively. Instead of an enforced...
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This issue of the Armed Forces Information Film, War Film #9, contains several different segments including: "F.O.B. America" -- great profile of the DUKW amphibious truck. "Combat Concerto" -- shows a piano concert being performed for Russian combat pilots. The staging of it is a bit ridiculous but a lot of fun nevertheless! "In the Bismark Sea" presents a reunion of servicemen who served in the Battle of the Bismark Sea in New York City. The events of an air...
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Made at the time that the 747 jumbo jet was going into service, this Boeing training film was created to show personnel some of the techniques that can be used to clean aircraft surfaces including carpets, bulkheads, and other areas. The use of space-age materials in the aircraft including carpets that were designed to allow easy removal of soiling, makes it much easier than you might think... We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our...
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This episode of "The Big Picture" TV show, one of the "Army in Action" series, is titled "Global War".  It presents events during WWII in 1943 including Allied assault on Sicily, landings in New Guinea, new offensives in Russia, the drive up the Italian mainland to Rome, and assaults in the Pacific Islands.  Highlights include: The Ploesti oil refinery raid is seen at the 6 minute mark.  The Munda Airfield on New Georgia are seen at 8 minutes.  Soviet forces...
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Dating to 1953, "Our Country's Flag" provides a patriotic look at the history of America's national symbol. It starts with images of flags at the United Nations,  and then shows various versions of Old Glory dating back to the Revolutionary War.   The film was based on a book and directed by famed artist Wango Weng,  We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment!  See something interesting?  Tell...
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Come inside the Marshall Space Flight Center and see the preparations that led to the launch of Saturn V. Contains footage of Wehrner Von Braun, captured German scientist who led the Apollo program. His crowning achievement was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969. The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is the U.S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center. The largest center of...
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Released in 1943 by Castle Films, one of the premiere makers of commercial "home movie" type 16mm films and newsreels, this exciting film opens with footage from the Battle of the Atlantic. At 1:30 , the fatal end of the French Navy is seen, as the armada is scuttled at Toulon. At 2:00 , the liner Normandie is shown burning at its moorings, and the hull being raised. At 2:26 , forces under MacArthur are shown pressing the offensive in the Solomon Islands, and Mac is seen at 2:50 . At...
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Filing Procedures In Business (Second Edition) is a short film produced by Coronet Instructional Films in 1965, with assistance from David G. Goodman, Chairman of Wisconsin State University’s Department of Business Education, that covers the basics of filing procedures in business. Whether using a state-of-the-art electronic data processing system ( 00:35 ) or a traditional record keeping system, the procedures for filing records are the same. The three main elements of record keeping are...
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This episode begins with the Crown Prince of Sweden. In Gothenburg, Sweden in 1926, Gustavus Adolphus (:49) and his princess are boarding a ship headed for Atlantic crossing. The prince is shown taking a photograph of the captain ( 1:07 ) and his landing in New York ( 1:13 ). Lead by Grover Whalen, city dignitaries greet the pair and the prince...
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Written by historian Richard Hough and presented by the U.S. Navy, the late-1960s film The American Dreadnought gives viewers a brief history of the American battleship USS New Jersey and a solid background of this class of ship. The film opens by taking viewers to the spring of 1921 where planes sink battleships as part of the agreement to cease battleship production following World War I. The film then cuts to 1966 and shows viewers retired battleships sitting idle at a remote pier in the...
Topics: US Navy, Battleships, USS Jersey, 1968 WWII
Made during the Nixon Administration, this film shows the review of the U.S. Navy and the Atlantic Fleet by President Richard M. Nixon. The film begins with images of the President awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. The date was May 17, 1969 and the event was Armed Forces Day. The recipients of the Medal of Honor were CWO Frederick E. Ferguson and Sp4c. Thomas J. Kinsman. Nixon states that, "This is Armed Forces Day, and all over...
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This is Chapter 7 of DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY, a Universal serial from 1942. Plot: Commander Don Winslow is returned to the Office of Naval Intelligence from his command of his cruiser to investigate strange events on the Pacific island of Tangita, noticeably a ship being torpedoed. He discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying supplies to the troops stationed in the islands and sabotage the war effort. Though the US Navy is preparing to...
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As his service in Vietnam was coming to an end, U.S. Army combat cameraman David Plenn put a group of 16mm films into a box and shipped them back to the United States. These films included both material he'd shot as a cinematographer for the Army, and materials shot by other staff members. The films remained in their box for three decades while Plenn pursued a successful career as a Hollywood cameraman. In the 2000s he donated the films to Periscope Film's archive in hopes of having them...
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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This is part of a series of Combat camera dailies from Vietnam in 1967. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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BEAUTY FOR KEEPS is a 29 minute long S.C Johnson Advertisement film produced during the 1950's by Wildling Productions, for the S.C Johnson & Son's Corporation, that features some rare views of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous headquarters building. It was shot predominately on location at a local college campus used for the film. It was directed by J.M Constable, written by Charles Cromer, and stars Jo Ann Carter as Doris, John Clark as her boyfriend Frank, and Dora Clement as the Mother who...
Topics: SC Johnson, Waxx Company, Waxx, Frank Lloyd, Wright, Building, Stock Footage
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This black & white educational film tells a highly fictionalized story of the travels of Marco Polo. Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295. Copyright 1955.   Opening titles: Encyclopedia Britannica Films presents Marco Polo's Travels (:05-:42). "The Book of Marco Polo" serves as a backdrop for the main title. At the start of the film, Sir Marco Polo is awakened by two people. The men talk with...
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This short film touts the superiority of the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air over Ford and Plymouth. The reasons given include high engine torque twisting power at the transmission (:14); matched rear axles (:23), better weight distribution provides traction to the rear wheels (:28), and better power-to-weight ratio (:39). These points are visualized as a Chevy is shown pulling 16 different full-size makes from other car companies (:48). A dynamometer ( 1:19 ) measures engine power. A special torque...
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This fascinating 1932 16mm home movie shows the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, beginning with track and field events in the Coliseum. At the 1:36 mark, Japanese athletes are seen. At the 5:30 mark running is seen, possibly the 500 meter. An obstacle course is seen at the 5:41 mark. At the 9:00 mark, boat racing is seen including what appears to be crew races. Equestrian events are seen at the 10:00 mark. At the 11:20 mark, swimming is seen at the swim stadium with its elaborate pools and...
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This is a 1970s era, color movie made by Boeing, describing the use of the 747 aircraft to carry cargo using the baggage area below the main deck. As the narrator states, the 747 is essentially an aerial train, airlifting people and goods and mail across an entire continent between breakfast and lunch. The 747 prototype aircraft is shown at :30. The future is here - now. Boeing 747. Packaged Profits. Lower Compartment Cargo System. The purpose of the film is the highlighted technology that went...
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Chevrolet’s “Modern Engineering Series” is a series of films produced by Jam Handy in the mid-1950s that promote the innovative features of Chevrolet vehicles. “Modern Engineering Series Vol. 3: Torque Talk” looks at the torque of the new Chevrolets, and tests a Chevrolet against comparable Ford and Plymouth models. At the General Motors Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan ( 00:53 ), Chevrolets are tested for torque. What appears to be a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is tested by pulling 16...
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One of the films made by the Jam Handy Organization for General Motors, "O'Mara's Chain Miracle" is a pay-it-forward branding film. It takes place in a small town where a short tempered traffic cop (played by Victor McLaglen) named O'Mara manages to hold his temper and not explode at the service station guy that stops in the crosswalk (in his brand new convertible Chevy). As a result, the service station guy is nice to a customer (in a Chevy), who then treats his customers nicely......
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This Yesterday’s Newsreel film (episode 120) offers the viewer “television highlights of the news of yesteryear” by providing vintage clips of famous people and events from the first half of the 20th century. The episode begins with French troops training near the Maginot Line in 1939. Footage shows troops going through bunkers and tunnels along the Maginot Line. Soldiers ride a subway system. Soldiers man the line’s Central Fire Control. Anti-tank steel spikes protrude from the ground...
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This silent film shows some of the steps in assembling a pilot's flight helmet. It's believed that the film shows APH-6C Dual Visor Pilot Flight Helmet developed by Sierra Engineering Company, Sierra Madre, CA in the mid-to-late 1960s and sold through the late 1970s, Military Spec: MIL-H-22995A. Sierra got its start in the late 1940s and created a famous crash test dummy known as "Sierra Sam". By 1966 the company had over 300 employees.   We encourage viewers to add comments and,...
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This WWII training film takes a look at the procedure for a proper take off in accordance with the US Army Air Force. It follows a narrative of a bushy eyed pilot in training as he takes his first flight with his instructor as well as his first solo take off. It is an Official Training Film of the War Department (:11) and was produced by the 1st Motion Picture Unit (:22). It opens with the fresh pilot, Mr. Blake as he distractedly bumps into peers while watching another plane take off and fly...
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Made in 1943, this silent home movie shows the induction services for draftees held at the University of Arizona in Tucson during WWII. It was one of several films made to document selectees, who include (based on the names shown) many hispanic Americans and perhaps some native Americans. Exactly why these movies were shot is unclear, but what they do underscore is the level of sacrifice made by citizens around the USA during the war. The film begins with a title card stating that...
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This short 1952 travelogue, presented by Standard Oil Company and produced by Wilding Picture Productions, Inc., follows a road trip though the American Midwest by a Chicago reporter back from assignment in Europe. The film opens with a shot of a street and buildings in Chicago, IL, followed by the door to the Editorial Office of a newspaper. The reporter, Dale Bennett, returns from vacation an meets with his editor to discuss his vacation. Bennett drives his station wagon down a highway...
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This is a 1953, black and white movie presented by Circle Film. It is called, Bangkok - Golden Temple Paradise. Produced and written by Sam Waagenaar. Narrated by James Wellard with recording by Western Electric. The movie is about Bangkok and its temples. The movie opens with electric trolley cars in Bangkok and the narrator speaking, introducing himself as the “Bangkok Streetcar”, 00:45. Monkeys climb on boats in the harbor, 1:40. Merchants ply their wares in the streets, 1:50. Thai...
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This is a 1970’s era, color movie that opens with race cars going around a racetrack. The movie is called Formula Vee racing and it is about the Formula Vee class racecar. It was directed by Kenneth Baldwin and sponsored by Volkswagen of America. Formula Vee began in 1963 and was formed in an effort to emphasize driver ability over technological development of the car. The concept was to provide an inexpensive, reliable, and competitive race car for everyone to be able to race.   In 1963,...
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Originally created by National Educational Television in the early 1960s or late 1950s, this episode of "The American Business System" takes a look at the flow of cash in the business system and financial management. At the same time the film provides fascinating insights into the history of the NCR Corporation and shows some of its factory in Dayton, Ohio in the late 1950s. The film is hosted by Jack Winn and shot in Dayton, Ohio, home to the National Cash Register company at that...
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This 1940 black-and-white military restricted training film 1-135 produced by The Signal Corps explores aircraft engines. Part 1 Types, Mechanism, and Oiling System. The aircraft internal combustion engine is explained using an animated diagram showing the four-stroke performance cycle of intake, compression, combustion and expansion, and exhaust. A cutaway shows the process in action (:30-2:48). An air-cooled engine with fins and a liquid-cooled engine are diagrammed and explained (2:49-3:10)....
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“Sand and Steel” is a U.S. Marine Corps special film report from circa 1965. It highlights the construction of the Chu Lai Air Base in South Vietnam, and features the United States Seventh Fleet, the Seabees of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Ten, the III Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.The film opens with an aerial of an American fighter bomber attacking a communist installation in Vietnam (0:19). It drops a bomb on the ground below and fires...
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Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Visit our website www.PeriscopeFilm.com   REEL 1: https://youtu.be/ANNv-ilJ3Q0   Made by the Hotpoint appliance company to promote their electric appliances, "Sauce for the Gander" is a 1940 comedy starring Damien O'Flynn, Joan Woodbury and a   very young Alan Ladd in an un-credited role. (This may very well be Ladd's earliest big screen appearance.)   The plot of this film...
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Shot in 1906 (and not 1905 as the title card indicates), "A Trip Down Market Street" is a 13-minute actuality film recorded by placing a movie camera on the front of a cable car as it traveled down San Francisco’s Market Street. The film shows many details of daily life in a major early 20th century American city, including the transportation, fashions and architecture of the era. The film begins at 8th Street and continues eastward to the cable car turntable, at The Embarcadero, in...
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Based on the holdings of the defunct General Newsreel Co, Yesterday’s Newsreel was a TV series that actual vintage news footage with modern narration. This episode begins with 1917-1950 State of Israel (:40). Great Britain's General Allenby (:49) had played a major role in the capture of northern Palestine and the Jordan Valley. The Balfour Declaration had declared the Jewish people would have a national home. Jewish settlers arrived in Palestine ( 1:05 ). The land was difficult to utilize...
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