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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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This color film, produced by General Motors' Photographic Division for Chevrolet, showcases the 1952 All-American Soapbox Derby held in Akron, Ohio. Beginning in and around Saratoga Springs, New York, we meet the community leaders who promote the local Derby and a few of the participants. The action then moves to Akron, where the whole town has Derby Fever! The heats commence at Derby Downs and 11-year-old Joe Lunn of Columbus, Georgia, crashes his car and looks to be out of the running. But...
Topics: Son, Shine, 1952, All American, Soapbox Derby, Ohio, Chevrolet, Stock Footage
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This color educational film is about the Queen’s return to Buckingham Palace. This is circa 1954.  Opening titles: Associated British-Pathe Ltd present Welcome the Queen! (:10). Title: London River to Buckingham Palace (:16). A man with binoculars watches as an Ocean Liner approaches (:21). Ocean Liner comes towards port, people wave (:54). Military jet flyover (1:18). Ocean Liner comes ever so close to port (1:22). Cannons are fired in the Ship’s honor (1:29). British Military raise their...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Made by an unknown amateur filmmaker, this 16mm silent home movie contains views of a trip through the Northwest, including views of scenic wonders Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, and man-made wonders like the Bonneville Dam and Timerline Lodge.  It likely dates to the 1950s. 00:09 "Wagon Wheels On the Oregon Trail Opened The Great Northwest" printed atop hand drawn image. 00:14 "A modern highway follows along the banks of Columbia River" 00:18 Landscape of river. 00:22 Road curves...
Topics: Wagon Wheels, Home Movie, Oregon Trail, Pacific Northwest, 1950s, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This color educational silent home movie film features the Saguenay River in Quebec, Canada. Copyright is circa the 1950s.  Opening titles: Chateau Hutter Films present A John Hutter Travel Adventure - Up The Saguenay, Scenic Waterway Of French Canada (:09). A man, presumably John Hutter sits in front of a campfire in a cabin and introduces the film (no sound available), he points at a map which features Quebec, Canada and the city of Chicoutimi, which is the most populous borough of the city...
Topic: Stock Footage
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Released in 1946, this film is a promotional for Chase and Sanborn Coffee which is an American coffee brand established in 1862 in Boston Massachusetts. It shows the process they undertake for choosing coffee beans as well as acquiring the right flavor from the beans. It is presented by the Fleischmann Division (:11), narrated by Hugh James and was produced by B. K. Blake Inc (:27). The film opens by pointing to the more than 50 countries in the tropical zone which grow coffee beans (:37)....
Topics: Tropical Treasure, 1946 Chase, Sanborn Coffee, Roasting, Promo Film, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1960 black and white installment of the newsmagazine “See It Now” produced and edited by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly (Part 1 of 2) presents a behind-the-scenes overview of initial testing for the UGM-27 Polaris missile, a two-stage solid-fueled nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile, the United States Navy's first SLBM (TRT:  26:58). Title card: “Unclassified.” Opening titles: “See It Now Presents The Year of the Polaris” (0:08). Empty missile hatches...
Topics: Polaris, 1960, Nuclear Submarine, Missile Tests, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This American Red Cross film "The Uncalculated Risk" was designed to present viewers with the dangers of taking up water sports such as white-water rafting, canoeing or kayaking with little to no experience. It shows the threat of underwater obstacles, treacherous currents, icy water and flow through hazards while stressing the need for pre-experience training. The film opens with two young girls in life vests (:09) and a long line of vacationers carrying rafts and gear (:15). The...
Topics: 1970s, Water, Water Sports, Safety Film, Calculated Risk, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1944 documentary directed by Stuart Heisler and produced by Frank Capra as part of the United States Army’s First Motion Picture Unit for The Department of War uses techniques of Hollywood filmmaking and propaganda to stir enthusiasm for the World War II Allied effort, making a case for African Americans enlistment at a time when the armed forces were still officially segregated.   Opening titles. “The War Department Presents, The Negro Soldier, with the cooperatioon of the Signal...
Topics: The Negro Soldier, African Americans, WWII, World War II
This declassified 1963 color film provides a close look at the use of various methods of cargo transfer between naval craft for purposes of “vertical replenishment,” contrasting older methods of high line transfer with modern helicopter delivery methods. The piston-powered Sikorsky H-34, which served both as a transport and ASW platform for the Navy, is featured. (TRT 13:22).Title card: “Unclassified” (0:08). Opening credits denote the participation of the Navy’s Bureau of Supplies...
Topics: US Navy, 1963, US Navy Helicopter Supply Systems, Cargo Transfer, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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 This film is from British Transport Films which was set up in 1949 and made documentary films on British transport. This particular film is one of their travelogues which was meant to celebrate the quiet unchanging image of rural Britain. The narrator of this film is Stephen Murray (:28) and it opens with a map pointing to the heart of England where the narrator was born (:47). A span of the countryside catches a tractor at work on a farm (1:08) as winter was ending and leading into spring....
Topics: Heart, England, 1954, British Transport, Travelogue, Cotswalds, Stratford, Stock Footage, Periscope...
This 1969 episode of “The Eternal Light,” an NBC television series produced in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary, represents part two of a series telling the “story of the renewal of European Jewry” following World War II and the Holocaust (TRT: 28:51). The bombing of Europe by German Nazis during WWII (0:08). Opening titles: “The Eternal Light: The Remnant” (0:38). A placid Prague riverfront over narration invoking the horrors of the Holocaust (0:55). Holocaust...
Topics: Eternal Light, The Remnant, 1969, Jewish, Documentary, Holocaust, Aftermath, Documentary, Stock...
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Produced by Transfilm, this 1947 color installment of the Ford Motor Company’s “Americans at Home” short subject series depicts the Great Smoky Mountain range in North Carolina and Tennessee, highlighting local people and nearby landmarks (TRT: 17:52). The film was written by Burton Rowles, Jr. and directed by Lawrence Madison. Opening titles: “The Ford Motor Company is proud to present a close-up of a people deeply rooted in America’s finest traditions…” and credits (0:06). An...
Topics: Southern Highlanders, 1947, Travelogue, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, Tennessee, Stock...
This training film from 1955 was made for sales representatives working for Sears. It follows a narrative of two sales representatives who sell vacuum cleaners, taking lunch at a diner. They are discussing a training seminar which promoted the idea of ‘pitch, plant, profit’ in order to sell their Kenmore vacuums. The film was presented by Sears Roebuck and Company (:18) and opens with two men ordering coffee and a donut (1:17). One of the pair is disgruntled with the training seminar and...
Topics: Pitch Plant Profit, 1950s, Sears, Roebuck, Vacuum Cleaner, Salesman Pitch, Stock Footage
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Shot by an unknown American tourist, this silent 1930s 16mm home movie footage of Heidelberg, Berlin, and Köln (Cologne), Germany during the interwar period of the 1930s offers views of historic architecture and city skylines. Incidentally, this print also offers excellent examples of the harmful, decaying effects of moisture and variable temperature storage upon photochemical film (TRT 11:38). Title card: “On the Rhein and Heidelberg” (0:08). Hotel Die Hirschgasse, in Heidelberg,...
Topics: Heidelberg, On The Rhine, 1930s, Berlin, Cologne, Germany, Home Movies, Stock Footage
This 1960s color film produced by the United States Air Force offers a look at aircraft maintenance procedures and the often overlooked men who performed them during the Vietnam War era, using documentary footage and informal, macho narration to highlight the unique appeal and responsibility of what was once disparagingly known as the “grease monkey” profession, in a plea for respectability (15:05). The seal of the United States of America Department of the Air Force. Opening titles: “The...
Topics: Southeast Asia, 1960s, Air Force, Vietnam, F 150 Thunderchief, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1949 film takes a look at certain Native American people, including tribes of the Navajo and Apache tribes as they make an annual pilgrimage to the so-called "Indian Capital" of Gallup, New Mexico. The film was produced by Phil E. Cantonwine (:19) and narrated by Perry King (:24).   It is of the educational series call “Know Your Land” (:32). It opens with swaths of the Native American’s lands with their primitive dwellings erected onto it (:45). The Native Americans had...
Topics: 1949, Navajo, Apache, Native, American Tribes, Indians, Stock Footage
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One of a series of short subjects made in 1949 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "Let's Go to the Movies" provides a brisk, Hollywood-centric gloss of early narrative film history, coupled with brief glimpses “behind the scenes” of major studio productions. A curtain opens on an Academy Awards Ceremony with an “ Oscar ” statuette on the stage (0:10). Title: “Members of the Motion Picture Industry present Let’s Go to the Movies” (0:13). A movie studio...
Topics: 1949, Hollywood, Feature Film, Movies, Ampas, Documentary, Stock Footage
This black and white 1955 film produced for the American Institute of Accountants in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), offers taxpayers broad and generalized information about the operations of the IRS while providing guidance on dealing with a financial audit. It includes dramatic re-enactments of the auditing process (TRT 14:43). Opening titles: “Helping the Taxpayer” and “What Happens When the Government Questions Your Tax Returns” (0:08). A man drops an envelope...
Topics: Taxpayer, 1955, IRS, Income Tax, Accounting, Tax Return, Auditing, Stock Footage
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This 1961 color promotional film produced by the Miller Brewing Company follows a couple on an Alaskan trout fishing trip that also includes beers, bears, and propeller-driven aircraft at Katmai National Park (TRT: 28:04). A bottle of Miller High Life beer next to a footed pilsner glass with gold rim. Pouring sudsy beer into a Miller branded glass, “The Champagne of Bottled Beer” (0:07). Joe, an “average fisherman” is introduced at a crowded fishing hole with a cap and rod (0:27). Joe...
Topics: Fishing, 49th, Miller High Life, Alaska, Trout Anglers Adventure, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This 1928 silent educational short produced by Eastman Classroom Films depicts operations at a coal mine near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, showing minecarts, simple tools, and harsh working conditions (TRT 14:55). Opening titles (0:10). Coal miners riding in a mining car exit the tunnel of a coal mine stenciled, “Be Careful Today.” The men’s faces are grim as they pass by, wearing headlamps and hats (0:14). The miners climb out of the mining car (0:29). A line of miners hand in buckets and...
Topics: Bituminous Coal, 1928, Eastman, Pittsburg, Coalfield, Mines, Miining, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
Made during WWII by the War Department, this official training film describes what frequency modulation (FM) is and how to use it in reference to radio communications. It also provides the comparison between FM and AM radio as far as what advantages FM has over AM. Originally restricted, the film was released for public educational use in 1949. It opens with U.S. soldiers playing ping pong while listening to AM radio (:28). When one of the men begins to use an electric razor, the radio gets...
Topics: 1944, US War Department, Frequency Modulation, FM Radio, Stock Footage, Periscope FIlm
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This color film from 1954, a sponsored film about the importance of the railroad industry in America, is framed around the narrative of railroad workers talking in restaurant. Television producer John O’Shea (Bill Kennedy) is directed to Scotty’s, where the crowd inside includes waitress Kelly (Pat Englund), newspaper editor Bill (James Gregory), and Scotty himself (Jock MacGregor). A railway worker sees in a trade magazine that a TV program about railroads is in the works, and this leads...
Topics: 1954, USA, Railroad, Industry, Advocacy, Freight Trains, Stock Footage
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This color film from 1954, a sponsored film about the importance of the railroad industry in America, is framed around the narrative of railroad workers talking in restaurant. Television producer John O’Shea (Bill Kennedy) is directed to Scotty’s, where the crowd inside includes waitress Kelly (Pat Englund), newspaper editor Bill (James Gregory), and Scotty himself (Jock MacGregor). A railway worker sees in a trade magazine that a TV program about railroads is in the works, and this leads...
Topics: At This Moment, Trains, Highway, 1954, Railroad, Industry, Stock Footage
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This color film from 1964 illustrates the basics in firearm safety in the home, and includes examples of how to inspect several types of firearms to ensure they are not loaded and safe to handle. After Mrs. Johnson accidentally discharges a carelessly placed shotgun in the basement rec room, a narrator explains how to handle each of the Johnson family’s firearms, and even provides some backstory on each weapon. Guns examined here include a Savage Model 99 lever action rifle, a Winchester...
Topics: Home With Guns, Guns, 1964, national Rifle, Gun Safety, Stock footage
This 1960s color film produced by Ray Jewell and Adam Ooms for the United States Air Force promotes the Military Airlift Command’s Reserve Associate Program, showing how civilians with day jobs might join defense efforts via the piloting program. Designed to drive enlistment, this propaganda film emphasizes good eats, vocational training, and sightseeing opportunities over the risks and consequences of military action during the Vietnam War era (TRT: 23:13). The seal of the “United States...
Topics: 1960s, US Air Force, Military Air Transport Service, US Navy, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
This black and white 1955 travelogue documents seaside towns along the Adriatic Coast in the aftermath of World War II, showing natural landmarks, historic architecture, European tourists, and local peoples of diverse ethnic backgrounds from Croatia and former Yugoslavia (TRT: 14:01).Opening titles: “Adriatic Splendor” and credits (0:08). Sunbathers at Lake Bled, in the Julian Alps region of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. Bled Island’s Church of the Mother of God on...
Topics: Adriatic Splendor, 1955, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Travelogue, Opatija, Pula, Mostar, Stock Footage,...
In this classroom film from 1963, a filmmaker and an historian discuss the background issues leading into the beginning of World War II, starting with the Treaty of Versailles and ending with Germany’s invasion of Poland. A major lesson of the film is the familiar of the strategy of appeasement in preventing war. (TRT 16:15) Titles. Crane Brinton, Ph.D., the McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University (0:09) meets with a filmmaker who is using a 16mm projector to show...
Topics: WWII, World War II, 1963, Nazi Party, Fascism, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1950 color film, issued by the Belgian Government Information Center of New York City and released as part of the Films of the Nations series,  takes a travelogue view of Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, and other Belgian cities’ historic architecture and national export industries during the post-World War II era (21:01). It is narrated by Peter Allen and produced by DPM Productions, and directed by Maurice T. Groen. The film served both an educational function and serves as a tourist promo...
Topics: Work, Play, Belgium, 1950, Tourism, Travelogue, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Stock Footage
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This 1967 color educational film produced by Coronet, which credits educational collaborator Dr. John E. Kempf, professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois Medical Center of Chicago, takes a look at the subject of viruses (TRT: 13:38). A biological scientist in a laboratory pours a liquid from one beaker to another. “A Coronet Film” (0:09). The doctor reviews a chart in the lab, next to a microscope, and beakers of colorful liquid (0:35). An electron micrograph of a virus shows...
Topics: Viruses, Threshold Of Life, 1967, Disease Health, Educational, Stock Footage
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This film from the 1960’s is an educational short which follows the story of two city kids who spend the summer on their Uncle Jim’s farm with their two cousins. The children learn about the animals as well as what daily farm work chores are like. It depicts the similarity between human’s as well as animal’s needs for healthy sustenance and clean-living spaces.  It is presented by The National Dairy Council (:08) and was produced by Atlas Film Corporation (:24). The film opens with...
Topics: Unlce Jims Diary Far, 1963, National Dairy Council Film, MLK Productions, Stock Footage, Periscope...
This film is of the documentary series “True Adventure” which ran from the 1950’s to the 1960’s and was created by Bill Burrud who also served as host (:19). This episode takes viewers to Guadalcanal, a major battleground during WW2, with Milas Hinshaw and Martin Clemens (1:26). Clemens was a District Officer on Guadalcanal of the British Solomon Islands protectorate in 1941 when Japan invaded (1:57). Unlike most who fled, Clemens and others like him chose to remain on the island with...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This color educational film from the 1950s is about the history of Southern plantations in the USA, from the Civil War days to "the present". The film was produced during the era of Segregation and as such, contains many outdated terms and concepts, some of which may be offensive to a modern audience. Opening titles: A Coronet Film - The Plantation System in Southern Life (:10). A white family on vacation looks at an old plantation home built before the Civil War (:31). Inside a home,...
Topics: Plantation System, Southern Life, Sharecroppers, African Americans, Cotton Farms, Stock Footage
Want to support this channel and help us preserve old films? Visit https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Visit our website www.PeriscopeFilm.com This color film, a travelogue from 1966, was commissioned by the Piper Aircraft Corporation to highlight their Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche aircraft, which had debuted in 1962. The film follows the Blue brothers, Linden and Neal, as they retrace an identical flight they made through South America ten years prior (that got them on the cover of LIFE...
Topics: Flight, Bluebird II, 1966, South America, Piper Comanche Aircraft, Stock Footage
This black and white 1930s film (part 4 of a series made by architect Walter Harrington Kilham Jr.) depicts the construction of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan, New York (TRT 17:22). Title card: “The Building of Rockefeller Center” (0:08). “Todd, Robertson & Todd, Engineering Corporation - Todd & Brown - Managers” and “Reinhard & Hofmeister - Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray - Hodd & Fouilhoux - Architects” (0:17). In a staged shot,...
Topics: 1930s, Radio City, Rockefeller Center, Construction, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1959 sponsored documentary directed by Shirley Clarke uses experimental montage techniques to dramatize the construction of the 666 Fifth Avenue Skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City (TRT: 21:11).   Clarke was a member of the Independent Filmmakers of America and was part of a circle of independent filmmakers in Greenwich Village such as Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Lionel Rogosin. Opening titles: “Brandon Films Presents.” The Bellringers Monument in Herald Square...
Topics: Skyscraper, 1959, 666 fth Avenue, New York, Stock Footage
1965 ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANICA EDUCATIONAL FILM “SANTE FE & THE TRAIL” This film focuses on the Santa Fe Trail; a 19th century route through central North America which connected Missouri and Santa Fe. A span of the area along this route opens the film which Native American tribes had inhabited in 1830 (:19). A herd of Buffalo grazes through the pasture and Native Americans had hunted them for their hides and their meat (:25). A character named Jessup Greg steers a wagon as he was making...
Topic: Stock Footage
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This 1971 Encyclopedia of Britannica educational classroom film, created in collaboration with Dr. Lawrence Welsh of Northwestern University, makes use of footage from a film created by Budapest Studios in Hungary to illustrate the phenomenon of light polarization, using mid-century modern furniture and colorful photographic effects. Opening titles (0:12). A man driving a car at night squints into the distance. His POV reveals low visibility and glare from oncoming headlines due to light...
Topics: Polarization, Light, 1970s, Science, Polaroid Filters, Stock Footage
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This 1966 black and white in-flight movie produced by Pan Am Airlines provides a newsmagazine style look at various scenes of interest around Hamburg Germany, including a the Deutsches Derby, naval technology, The Beatles on tour, pop art, The Daimler-Benz Museum, and Kiel Week (TRT 14:54). Pan Am logo and titles over the first Boeing 707-121 jet airliner, “Clipper America” (N707PA) (0:06). In Horn, men in bowler hats smoke cigarettes in closeup. Women wear hats and sunglasses at the 97th...
Topics: Pan Am, Airlines, World Traveler, German Edition, 1966, Beatles, Hamburg, Pop, Art, Stock Footage
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This 1974 color promotional film for the Gates Learjet Corporation touts their luxury business-class private jet models 24D, 25B, 25C, 35 and 36, showing international takeoffs, landings, and chartered flights (TRT 19:10). Engine start sequence: Battery switches are flipped on the pilot’s switch panel in a Learjet cockpit. Switches for strobe, anti-collision (beacon), and navigation lights. Red reflectors rotate. The starter/generator switch (0:11). A turbine in closeup. Engine RPM gauges. A...
Topics: Learjet, Learjet World, 1947, Private Business Jet Model, Gates Learjet, Stock Footage
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This 1974 color film from Global Communications Limited offers a loose travelogue look at Jamaica’s offerings for a burgeoning tourist industry, including beachgoing, scuba diving, dining, resort hotels, and a flaming limbo dance. Ska/Calypso/Reggae legend Byron Lee of the Dragonaires appears in interview footage and lends music to the soundtrack (TRT: 22:33). Opening tile, “Jamaica” over a river. Water rushing over a rocky hillside. Narration: “This is Jamaica” (0:07). A montage of...
Topics: Tourism Film, Raggae Legend, Byron Lee, Port Royal, Scuba Diving, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1966 color film, directed by Mauri Goldberg for National Educational Television documents and dramatises the process by which a camera system was designed and installed in NASA's Mariner 4 Rocket, producing the first photographs of the surface of planet Mars (TRT: 29:23). Opening titles: “Net Science Presents” (0:09). NASA’s Mariner 4 rocket preparing for launch (0:19). Two engineers. The launch of a Mariner rocket. Opening titles, “The Story of A Scientific Search Told by Don...
Topics: Experiment, Close Up, Mars, 1964, NASA, Mariner, Camera System, JPL, Stock Footage
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Created by the famed producer David Wolper and narrated by Mike Wallace, this episode of the long-running TV show ‘Biography’ dates to 1963 and profiles Emperor Hirohito.  Hirohito was the 124th emperor of Japan, and presided over the country from 1926 to 1989; a period encompassing much of the country’s history including WW2. Some of the events included are the invasion of China, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the Japanese surrender to the Allies. It opens with a span of Japanese...
Topics: Emperor, Hirohito, 1963, Biography, Documentary, Japan, WWII, Stock Footage, Periscope Film
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This 1960s color film depicts a tour of the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania, featuring a sanitized and some might say shameless history of the chocolate trade, including harvesting of bean pods with child labor. The film also includes an overview of modern industrial confectionery production methods, Milton S. Hershey homestead, the Hershey Museum, and Hersheypark amusement park attractions and stadium (TRT 25:54). Children board a Greyhound bus bound for Hershey, PA. One boy...
Topics: Chocolate Crossroads, 1960s, Hershey Co, Factory Tour, Pennsylvania, Stock footage
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This color film from 1971, "A Seaport on the Prairie", documents cargo ship traffic in and around the Port of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating on Calumet Harbor, as well as the Illinois River near Beardstown. Directed by Dave Viera for the Illinois Department of Business and Economic Development, the film was presented by International Trade Division, an Illinois Information Service Production. The Port of Chicago consists of several major port facilities operated by the Illinois...
Topics: Chicago, Seaport, Prairie, 1970, Illinois, Great Lakes, Stock Footage
This biography of Indian leader Mahatma Ghandi dates to the 1950s. 00:38 Graphic: Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi over India map. Title: "Gandhi". 00:58 Gandhi sits among followers. 01:07 Girl puts floral necklace on Gandhi. 01:29 House drawn carriage followed by horseback riders. 01:38 Crowd on bridge watch military procession. 01:48 A British couple guided by Indian man. 02:03 Gandhi scraps food onto a woman's plate. 02:07 Gandhi talks with woman. 02:17 Gandhi smiles at camera....
Topics: Twentieth Century, Biography, Ghandi, Mahata, Mohandas Ghandi, India, 1950s, Stock Footage,...
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This 1968 color tourism film from Cinecrest Motion Pictures, hosted by the voice of singer/actor Bing Crosby takes a travelogue approach to showing historic architecture and natural wonders of the state of Washington and the Northwest (TRT: 28:46). A Washington landscape and a cloudy sky. A jet airliner on a runway, directed by a flight traffic marshaller (0:20). POV: A flight attendant welcomes “Mr. Crosby.” Hands reach into a wallet. A helicopter takes off (0:47). An urban skyline. A...
Topics: Bing, Crosby, Washington State, 1968, Tourism, Travelogue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Stock Footage
This black & white news film is about automation in the workplace, and how complex machines and computers are creating change in the workplace, and disrupting many industries, and the lives of workers, in the process. This film was directed by Warren Wallace and dates to 1963. Opening titles: "Automation: The Next Revolution" (:08). Machine parts in motion (:20). A disenfranchised African American speaks on losing his job; others speak on not having a job, some white, black, and...
Topic: Stock Footage
This black and white travelogue film from 1951 showcases Atlantic City, New Jersey. You’ll see the famous boardwalk and beach, scenes from the 1951 Miss America parade, the nearby Atlantic City Race Track, boats for both sight seeing and sport fishing, and general amusements and attractions for all ages. Released by Castle Films, copyright United World Films, Inc. Atlantic City is a coastal resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and...
Topics: Atlantic City, 1951, Castle Films, Travelogue, Boardwalk, Miss America Parade, Race Track, Stock...
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This period newsfilm depicts the beach landings which took place on June 6th, 1944. This was the Allied invasion during WW2 and it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It was released by British Information Services (:12) and opens with European citizens opening their windows and leaning out on the morning of D-Day (:31). Heads are titled to the skies as the drone of heavy-laden planes had been heard throughout the night (:34). An Evening Standard paper is seen with a headline reading...
Topics: Act, Fact, D Day, June 6, 1945, British, Normandy, Invasion, Stock Footage
A/V Geeks
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Pretty standard dental hygiene film from the Soviet Union! We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Soviet take on a pretty standard dental hygiene film. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: dental, teeth, russian
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
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See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Edith Piaf, Linda Ronstadt, Bird
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Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Educational Films
by Crocus Productions
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A wordless mystery-adventure using clay animation  that explores problem solving, communication, and friendship .  The story is loosely based on an ancient East Indian (here described as 11th century Arabic)  folktale   of s ix blind men who come upon an elephant and attempt to describe it.  " Whazzat? " won the Grand Prix of the 1975 Third International Animation Film Festival in New York at Columbia University .  
Topics: Children's films, Fables, claymation, animation, children's films
Shaping San Francisco
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Topic: San Francisco
The House Edward Feeney, a leading industrial consultant, discusses operant conditioning and the five-step structure of behavior modification. Scenes at three plants (Johns Manville, Purolator, and General Motors) illustrate significant behavior patterns that influence a company's productivity.
Topic: The House
Explores hidden sources of imagery that can be discovered through such devices as the camera, microscope, telescope, and magnifying glass Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Geometrical optics
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
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Topic: greatestheroesofthebiblejosephreel2
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Topic: Evolution of the Motion Picture (1940)
Drive-In Movie Ads
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runs only a few seconds. suggestion; insert clip anywhere in group of trailers when creating drive-in dvd.
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Topics: drive-in, clip, starts wednesday
Ephemeral VHS
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PeriscopeFilm
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This Vietnam War U.S. Army news segment (set to a jazzy version of a Beatles song!) shows how remote bases were supplied by the C-7 Caribou aircraft. In this film you will see a remote "special operations" fire base in Tra Bong receiving ammunition and food as well as medical supplies. The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (designated by the United States military as the CV-2 and later C-7 Caribou) is a Canadian-designed and produced specialized cargo aircraft with short takeoff and...
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Topic: Stock Footage
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this silent film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: home movies
A/V Geeks
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[Women In European Manufacturing Plant] This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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[Women In European Manufacturing Plant 2] This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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Orgone Archive
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[Unknown home movie: Horses] We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: home movie Horses
A/V Geeks
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A motion study group for industrial engineers looking to rate efficiency of motion with repetitive tasks. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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Workprint of Rocky Mount's attempt to get their citizens to get their car's inspected. Looks to be late 1950s. Occasional sound. Some excellent footage of parades, a social dance, Miss Safety Lane cutting a ribbon, etc. inspection. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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Repeated shots of guy holding a ring, then holding an 8-track tape entitled "Super Sounds", he places the tape in the 8-track tape player, some odd psychedelic imagery, track list credit roll, zooming in on various songs and artists. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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by Sunbeam
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Electric Lawn Mower, Gas Lawn Mower, Oscillating Sprinkler, Traveler Sprinkler, Rotating Sprinkler with Sunron Tag, Garden Tools This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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Lab footage of sperm. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: sperm
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By request, more microscopic footage of sperm and eggs. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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by Sinclair Oil
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Ads about Sinclair Gas Stations and Home Heating Oil This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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by National Transportation Safety Board
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Public Service Announcements Tenn State coach and Child restraint. seat belts prevent headaches, pumpkin crashing, egg crashing. Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles
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by Dept of Civil Defense
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Public service announcements by the U.S. Civil Defense office inform farmers what to do in case of nuclear attack using marionettes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: civil defense, atomic, puppets