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Within Our Gates (1920)

The oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director, portraying the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth c…more

The Somersault Man (1923)

A short silent clip from a Dutch newsreel showing a man somersaulting through the streets. Housed at: Open Images | From: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision…more

Clay animations of Jospeh Sunn (1926)

From the Prelinger Archive – two early clay animations (The Penwiper and Green Pastures) by pioneering Chinese American animator Joseph Sunn from San Fransisco. T…more

Development of a Salamander (1920s)

Early biological silent film, made sometime in the 1920s, which uses time-lapse photography to show the development of a salamander from egg to larvae. From the Dep…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

The Lost World (1925)

Silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name. Directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willi…more