Destination Earth (1956)

Great little promotional cartoon from the height of the Cold War championing not only the wonders of oil but also free-market capitalism. Features the overthrow of …more

The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

A mother brings her baby to Professor Bakem’s newly invented baby incubator, which claims to give one year’s of growth in just one hour, but an accident leads to a …more

To New Horizons (1940)

A vision of the future from General Motors created to champion their “Highways and Horizons” exhibit at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair….more

Six and a Half Magic Hours (1958)

A Pan Am promotional film marketing transatlantic air travel at the dawn of the jet age, including their pioneering Flight 1000, with gourmet meals and spacious pow…more

The Westinghouse Works (1904)

A selection of fascinating films form the LIbrary of Congress’ Westinghouse Works Collection which contains 21 films depicting various views of the Westinghouse com…more

Just Imagine (1947)

Film using stop animation shows the character “Tommy Telephone” (the AT&T advertising “spokescreature” at the time) making a telephone by assembling 433 sep…more

Hands (1944)

“Have you ever thought about what hands can do?”, asks the opening of this short WWII propaganda film from the U.S. Army Pictorial Service. Housed at: Internet …more

Design for Dreaming (1956)

Over the top 1950s “Populuxe” advertisement for General Motors, set at their 1956 Motors Motorama. A woman falls asleep and dreams of a glorious future of perfe…more

Early Footage From Space (1963)

Universal Newsreel showing footage of the launch of a Titan II rocket in 1963 along with images from the unmanned capsule of the first stage being dropped. Beneath …more

35mm Stock Footage

A fantastic new collection titled “35mm Stock Footage” has recently been uploaded to the Internet Archive under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Digitize…more