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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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Educational Films
1922 Buster Keaton
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Buster's girl won't marry him until he's successful in business. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Comedy films
Educational Films
1922 Smith, Albert E; Semon, Larry, 1889-1928; British Film Institute; National Film Archive (Great Britain); Kodascope Libraries; Vitagraph Company of America
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The Sawmill Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Associates the journey of Ulysses as told in the Odyssey with geographic locations which can be identified today, showing views of the Land of the Lotus Eaters, the Sirens' Rocks, the Cave of Cyclops, Scylla, Charybdis, and the islands of Circe and Calypso.
Topics: Silent films, Comedy films
Educational Films
1922 Ford Motor Company
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National Film Preservation Foundation
1923 The Rellimeo Film Syndicate
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Melodrama in which a wronged man, played by Monte Blue, changes his appearance through plastic surgery and returns home to reclaim his good name and win his girl. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
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Partly animated technical film illustrating how radio works. After tracing the history of communications, from smoke signals to the telephone,  The Wizardry of Wireless  explains the principles of radio transmission and shows the operations of WGY, GE’s pioneering radio station in Schenectady, New York. 
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
1923 Charles Urban
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Bare Facts Concerning Bears Close-range studies of conspicuous types of bears at the National Zoological Park at Washington and the Philadelphia Zoological Society. Search Educational Film Journals here for more info.
Topic: Urban Popular Classics Series
National Film Preservation Foundation
1923 Bray Studios Inc.
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Animated tall tale in which the colonel recounts how he single-handedly ended the “Great Banana Famine of 1923”. Preserved  in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
1923 B. P. Schulberg Productions
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Surviving reels of a feature with Clara Bow in an early role. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
Educational Films
1924 Time-Life Films
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"A Pathé picture."
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Comedy films
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
1925
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The Eagle is a 1925 American silent film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and Louise Dresser. A loose adaptation on the novel Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin,[2] the film is about a lieutenant in the Russian army who catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. After he rejects her advances and flees, she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. When he learns that his father has been persecuted and killed, he dons a black mask and becomes an outlaw....
Topics: Valentino, silent film
Educational Films
1925 Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948; Macmillan Films
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Directors, Sergei M. Eisenstein, G.G. Alexandrov; photographer, Edward Tissé
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
1925 Bray Studios
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Educational Films
1925 Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971; Harold Lloyd Corporation
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CLICK HERE to view part 1 (link). A comedy about the misadventures of a country boy who goes to college and, after many tribulations, saves the day when he makes the winning touchdown at the big football game.
Topics: Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971, Series: The Freshman, Silent films, Comedy films
Orgone Archive
1925 Pathe; Grantland Rice; John L Hawkinson
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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.
Topics: hunting, fishing, orgone archive
PeriscopeFilm
1925 U.S. Government
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A history of the early days of Naval aviation, Wings of the Fleet was made in the mid-1920s. Includes footage of the battleship USS Texas as it became the first warship to launch an aircraft in 1919, early blimp and dirigible tests, and experiments with amphibious aircraft. Some of the craft shown include the dirigible ZR-1, the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, and the C-7. Seaplanes featured include the PN-9 and the record-breaking NC-4. Various famous aviators are in the film include speed record...
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Topic: U.S. Navy Publicity Film
National Film Preservation Foundation
1926 Joseph De Grasse
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Feature-length drama, written by Ida May Park, in which convicts befriend a poor family and struggle to go straight. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
1926 Biff Comedies
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Slapstick comedy about a hearing-impaired burglar and a coveted suit of clothes. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
1926 Miller Brothers Productions
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Only surviving fiction film made by the Oklahoma-based Wild West Show managed by the Miller Brothers. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
1926 Pathé Exchange Inc.
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Pathé Review newsreel story showing how Broadway beauties stay in shape under the tutelage of former heavyweight boxing champion “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
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Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
Orgone Archive
1927 Eastman Classroom Films
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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: cattle
Prelinger Archives
1927 G. Clyde Fisher of the American Museum of Natural History.
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Life history of the bee, the economic value of bees through honeymaking and pollinization, and the habits and appearance of the garden and trap door spider.
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Educational Films
1927 Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966; Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961
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The General Follows the lives of workers, many of them women, in the garment and electronics industries in special export processing zones in Mexico and the Philippines. Explains how, in order to cut manufacturing costs, American corporations have hired workers outside the United States. Notes that working conditions in offshore plants are in general considerably more hazardousin comparable factories in the United States.
Topics: Silent films, Comedy films
National Film Preservation Foundation
1927 Bray Studios Inc.
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Two-reel comedy with the “McDougall Alley Kids” about a rich boy who gets his comeuppance, preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
1928 International Newsreel
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International Newsreel story about beauty pageant contestants in Los Angeles. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
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Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
Orgone Archive
1928 De Vry School Films
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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.
Topics: eyes, health, orgone archive
PeriscopeFilm
1928 U.S. Government
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Pre World War II (WWII) of U.S. Navy battleships and aircraft carriers on manuevers. Features the USS Lexington, CV-2.
Topic: Pre World War II (WWII) newsreel.
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
1928 Eastman Teaching Films
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Orgone Archive
1928
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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
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
Orgone Archive
1928 Robert C Bruce; Educational Film Exchanges
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Builders Of Bridges 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.
Topics: Builders Of Bridges, orgone archive
Orgone Archive
May 1, 1928
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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
A/V Geeks
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Silent amateur footage of the waterway around Elizabeth City, various boats, a boat lauching, the country club, golf club and hotel. Probably shot by the owner of the local Texaco distributor. 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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Educational Films
1929 Enright, Ray, 1896-1965, direction
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Kid Gloues Kwashiorkor is a protein deficiency disease, primarily affecting children and characterized by depigmentation, edema, and cracking, peeling skin. Scarcity of proteins and a lack of knowledge about them are contributing factors to the disease. This film covers food patterns, preparation, and serving habits in Uganda as well as the work of medical teams with natives tokwashiorkor.
Topics: Marriage, Smuggling, Socialites, Prohibition
Educational Films
1929 Metzner, Ernö, 1892-1954, direction; Gotho, Heinrich, cast
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Silent short Release title in U.S.: Accident; original release title in Germany was Polizeibericht--Überfall, according to Magliozzi Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
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Promotional film for Santa Paula, CA. 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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National Film Preservation Foundation
1929 Western Electric Co.
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Animated demonstration showing how the Western Electric motion picture sound system works. In this lively cartoon, “Talkie” brings “Mutie” to “Dr. Western,” who gives him a voice. The team shows how sound motion pictures are made and reproduced. Note:  Carlyle Ellis, the early industrial and educational filmmaker, contributes the voice for Dr. Western.
Topic: sponsored film
Prelinger Archives
1929 Western Electric Company, Inc.
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Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
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Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation, Silent films, Dubbing of motion pictures
Educational Films
1930 Eastman Teaching Films
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Also known as "Seashore Animals". Shows an anemone and its relative the sea feather, feather dusters (marine tube worms), and sea urchins. Close-ups of starfish show how their tube feet assist them in feeding. Reveals the tentacles of the anemone in action.
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Topics: educational films, ephemeral films, marina animals
A/V Geeks
1930 Gebrüder Diehl Film
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A puppet animation adaptation of the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about the wicked fairy and the princess who slept for one hundred years. Silent. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 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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Topic: fairy tale
PeriscopeFilm
1930 U.S. Government
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Film shows basic physical training of new recruits into the U.S. Navy circa 1930. Location unknown, possibly the Presidio in San Francisco.
Topic: U.S. Navy Recruiting Film
A/V Geeks
1930 Industrafilm, Inc.; Aetna
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About safety hazards in the home.  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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Topic: home safety
Educational Films
1930 Celebrity Production Incorporated
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Fiddlesticks  was the first film in the Flip the Frog series. It was ground-breaking as the first complete sound cartoon to be photographed in two-strip Technicolor, and was also Ub Iwerks's first cartoon since he departed from Walt Disney's studio.The sound system was Powers Cinephone, the same system used for Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928). The film was simultaneously released with King of Jazz , a musical revue, and was released with a cartoon depicting how Paul Whiteman, the music...
Topics: animation, flip the frog, iwerks, ub
Educational Films
1930 Eastman Teaching Films
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Topics: Animal Behavior., Animal Homes And Habitats., Zoos and Zoo Life., Primary Films.
A/V Geeks
1930 USDA
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Stresses the importance of a healthy, accredited herd, correct feeding and sanitary practices in the production of milk. 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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A/V Geeks
1930 U. S. Forest Service
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Silent with title cards. A look at Pisgah National Forest and their attempts to control deer overpopulation. Trapping and hunting. 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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Shaping San Francisco
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Newsreel footage from the Market Street celebration of the end of WWI in San Francisco, 1918.
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Topics: WWI, San Francisco, 1918
Educational Films
1930 Eastman Teaching Films
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Close-ups of a pond's surface reveal striders skimming along the surface, a water bug seizing and eating a minnow, and a scorpion coming up to the water's surface for air. Shows dragon and damsel flies in detail." Also known as "Some Water Insects 
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Topic: Aquatic insects.
Orgone Archive
1930 Van Beuren Productions; Pathe
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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.
Topics: fishing, orgone archive
Living New Deal Project
1931 Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Shows how forest fires can be prevented by carefully extinguishing camp fires, exercising care in smoking habits while in the woods, and maintaining strict watch over fires built in brush and wooded areas. Includes shots of Civilian Conservation Corps members fighting a forest fire. Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record Group 33: Records of the Extension...
Topics: Civilians, Fire prevention, Forest fires, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
A/V Geeks
1931 Encyclopedia Britannica,
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Silent. Charles and Eleanor wash their hair. Eleanor also washes her brushes and combs. 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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Living New Deal Project
1931 Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Diagrams and time-lapse photography are used to show the life cycle of the pea plant. The seed sprouts, roots grow downward, and the stem upward, tentacles coil around a string for support, and the pea flower opens. Describes the fertilization of the egg cells, division of the seed, growth of the pod, and liberation of the seeds. National Archives Identifier: 12353 Local Identifier: 69.39 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) *...
Topics: Botany, Motion pictures, Living New Deal, pea plant
Living New Deal Project
1931 Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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A drop of water is studied under a microscope. Shows rotifers, protozoa, cilia, paramecia, bristle worms, and small snails. Describes the cilia's reproductive processes and the amoeba's digestion. National Archives Identifier: 12347 Local Identifier: 69.33 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent) * From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937 * Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 - 1944...
Topics: Motion pictures, water, protozoa, cilia, paramecia, worms, snails, Living New Deal
National Film Preservation Foundation
1931 Fleischer Studios
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Advertising cartoon filled with double entendres and suggestive imagery. Leonard Maltin called it “a delightful short, with a bouncing-ball chorus, that ranks alongside any contemporary Fleischer cartoon in terms of quality and content.” Note:   In My Merry Oldsmobile  takes its title from the 1905 song by Gus Edwards and Vincent P. Bryan. The film was distributed theatrically.
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Topic: sponsored film
Living New Deal Project
1931 Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Explains how insectivorous plants feed themselves, using the pitcher plant and the sundew plant for examples. Leaves of a pitcher plant are cut away showing dead beetles and other insects. Time-lapse studies show how the sundew plant catches insects with its tentacles and digests them. Microscopic shots show protoplasm in the tentacles. National Archives Identifier: 12345 Local Identifier: 69.31 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most...
Topics: Botany, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
National Film Preservation Foundation
1931 Mary Marvin Breckenridge
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Documentary about the Frontier Nursing Service, founded in 1925 to bring medical and dental care by horseback to Kentucky’s isolated mountain communities. In  The Forgotten Frontier , which was shot near Wendover, Kentucky, locals reenact moments when frontier nurses came to their aid. The film shows the nurse assisting in childbirth, inoculating schoolchildren, and transporting a shooting victim to a doctor for emergency surgery. Note:  Selected for the National Film Registry. Mary Marvin...
Topic: sponsored film
A/V Geeks
1932 Pennsylvania State Univ. Psych. Cinema Register
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Compares the reactions of a normal human infant between the ages of 10 and 14.5 months to psychological tests, and the responses of a chimpanzee companion, age 7.5 to 12 months, to the same tests. Brings out the effects of different rates of growth and learning abilities and illustrates the capacity of the animal to outdo the child in many tests. Includes hand preference, startle reaction time, delayed reaction, cap-on-head, detour, tickle, ice and rotation test. To license this film and get a...
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Living New Deal Project
1932 Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
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Diagrams and explains by laboratory experiments the action of molecules in gases, liquids, and solids. Shows molecular action as a bulb of bromine is broken within a partial vacuum. Diagrams the force of gas molecules on the walls of a chamber. Describes the evaporation of water and explains why liquids assume the shape of their receptacles. Microscopic studies show molecular movement in solids. National Archives Identifier: 12346 Local Identifier: 69.32 * Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work...
Topics: Chemistry, Gases, Living New Deal
Educational Films
1932 Eastman Teaching Films
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The life and history of the green frog showing the hatching of the eggs, and the growth of the tadpoles. This is followed by the life history and structure of the toad. The last part of the film deals with the salamander.
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Topic: Amphibians.
National Film Preservation Foundation
1932 Audio Cinema Inc.
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Short produced as part of Metropolitan Life’s health education program.  Man Against Microbe  recaps 300 years of progress in public health and shows the contributions of major research scientists. The optimistic close depicts a baby receiving an immunization against diphtheria, which at the time was still a national health problem. Note:   Man Against Microbe  was distributed in sound and silent versions and also made available in 16mm. In 1934, it played in New York City theaters as...
Topic: sponsored film
A/V Geeks
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Compares the reactions of a normal human infant between the ages of 10 and 14.5 months to psychological tests, and the responses of a chimpanzee companion, age 7.5 to 12 months, to the same tests. Brings out the effects of different rates of growth and learning abilities and illustrates the capacity of the animal to outdo the child in many tests. Includes hand preference, startle reaction time, delayed reaction, cap-on-head, detour, tickle, ice and rotation tests. This film can be purchased on...
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Educational Films
1933 Fields, W. C. (William Claude), 1880-1946; Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960
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Director, Arthur Ripley; original story and screenplay, W.C. Fields
Topic: Comedy films
Living New Deal Project
1933 Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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A swimming instructor teaches a boy how to float and to swim. Illustrates, in detail, the different types of leg and arm motions used in recognized swimming styles. Emphasizes the need to build confidence in the novice swimmer. National Archives Identifier: 7415 Local Identifier: 33.546 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent) From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959 * Record Group 33: Records of the...
Topics: Motion pictures, Swimming, Living New Deal
Educational Films
1933 Visual Educationals
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This film seems to have two films blended into one it seems. On one side, it saying how to protect wildflowers, and on the other, is listing off wildflowers you can pick and have in your home! Rather strange, may have been done as an early attempt at film collage humor, but it could have been done yesterday.
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Topics: Educational Film, Ephemeral Film, Visual Education
Living New Deal Project
1933 Warner Brothers
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1933, 7 minutes A Songwriter falls asleep while writing a song about the NRA. He dreams that Washington, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt appear in his room asking him why he wants to write such a song and they're reassuring him that FDR is the right way. When he starts singing his new song, he finds himself alone, but he knows that the FDR will lead the USA back on the road to prosperity. The Road Is Open Again containing a song of the same name was a short subject produced by Warner Brothers in...
Topics: NRA, New Deal, Depression, 1930s, Franklin Roosevelt, Living New Deal
Living New Deal Project
1933 Department of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
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Reel 1, maps show the origin and history of the American Indian. Modern Indians work in Wisconsin's lumber industry, keep watch for forest fires, and clear bushes in the forest. Includes a close-up of a Delaware Indian treaty. Reel 2, Chippewa Indians make fishnets. Indians work on roads with tractors, picks, and shovels, stand in line at a field kitchen, engage in native handicrafts, and spear salmon on the Columbia River. Pima Indians farm. Shows an Indian Emergency Conservation camp. Indian...
Topics: Canning and preserving, Church buildings, Civilians, Colombia, Fishing, Highway construction,...
Educational Films
1933 Vigo, Jean, 1905-1934; Macmillan Films
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Originally released under the title Zero de conduite
Topic: Boarding schools
Educational Films
1933 Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker
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Night on Bald Mountain Uses shadow and pin - board animation to create the mood of the music of 'NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN,' by Moussorgsky. Produced by Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker.
Topics: Animated films, Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker, Moussorgsky, Experimental films, Independent...
Living New Deal Project
1933 Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Recruits selected to work under the Emergency Conservation Work (ECW) program arrive at Fort Washington, Virginia, and are then transported to ECW camps in various forest areas. The ECW members cut fire lanes, clear snag, erect telephone lines, thin timber areas, clear camping grounds, build fences around grazing lands, and combat erosion by building dams in gullies, terracing farm land, planting seedling trees, and filling gullies with brush. F.A. Silcox, Chief of the Forest Service, explains...
Topics: Forests and forestry, Military bases, Motion pictures, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano),...
Living New Deal Project
1933 Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Civilian Conservation Corps members work in the national forests of California. Reel 1, a camp site is selected and tents are erected. CCC units fell snag, clear brush along fire lines, erect telephone lines, build a forest bridge, terrace denuded slopes, and construct check dams to control erosion. Reel 2, Ponderosa Way, a huge fire lane in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is cleared. Heavy equipment is used to construct a truck trail up Mt. Whitney. CCC units battle a forest fire with hand tools...
Topics: Civilians, Forest fires, Forests and forestry, Motion pictures, Mountains, National parks and...
Shaping San Francisco
1933 Mooney Defense
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Tom Mooney, filmed by his defense team in San Quentin, appeals for a new trial or a death sentence, rather than the endless years in jail... he had already been in jail for 16 years. Excerpt from "The Strange Case of Tom Mooney".
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Topics: Tom Mooney, San Quentin, Preparedness Day
Living New Deal Project
1934 Civilian Conservation Corps. Division of Planning and Public Relations
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Shows, without subtitles, various activities of CCC boys at a camp. The men leave the camp and then clear brush, fell trees, build roads, and plant trees. The men eat in the field and run a fire drill. Shows recreation activities at the camp (baseball, boxing, fishing, and swimming). Shows retreat ceremonies as the flag is lowered. National Archives Identifier: 7467 Local Identifier: 35.3 Creator(s): Civilian Conservation Corps. Division of Planning and Public Relations. (1937 - 07/01/1939)...
Topics: Civilians, Clearing of land, Highway construction, Motion pictures, Reforestation, Sports, Living...
Living New Deal Project
1934 Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Shows samples of badly eroded farm land in Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas, and illustrates how Civilian Conservation Corps units are combatting soil erosion. CCC members construct check dams in gullies, build wings around the gullies, plant black locust seedlings and honeysuckles along the banks, fill the gullies with hay and brush, and dynamite the edges of the gullies to level the terrain. National Archives Identifier: 7398 Local Identifier: 33.488 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture....
Topics: Erosion, Motion Pictures, Living New Deal
Shaping San Francisco
1934
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silent footage of strikers marching, parading along waterfront, cops on horseback, scenes of the Embarcadero
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Topics: waterfront strike, longshoremen, 1934
Living New Deal Project
1934 Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
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Civilian Conservation Corps members build truck trails and auto roads, erect bridges, clear snag from wooded areas, construct telephone lines, survey and estimate forest lands, clear camping grounds and develop grazing lands in the Umpqua National Forest of Oregon. CCC units assist in flood rescue work at Kelso, Washington, and fight a forest fire near Tillamook, Oregon. National Archives Identifier: 7385 Local Identifier: 33.471 Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service....
Topics: Civilians, Floods, Forest fires, Forests and forestry, Kelso (Wash.), Motion pictures, National...