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

Stop Driving Us Crazy! (1959)

A strange driver’s education film combining religion and sci-fi in the form of Rusty, a Martian who comes to Earth to explore the planet because his own is running …more

After London (1911)

First published in 1885, this novel by Richard Jefferies can be seen as one of the most important early examples of post-apocalyptic fiction, telling the story of h…more

Flowers of the Sky

Depictions spanning almost a whole millennium – in chronological order – of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars….more

The New York World’s Fair, 1939-40

A remarkable series of amateur reels, amounting to more than 6 hours in total, covering the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair which took place on a 1,216 acre area of…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

Apollo 11 Onboard Recordings (1969)

From NASA: Apollo 11 Onboard Audio Highlights – These are not necessarily major milestones of the mission but are some of the more interesting and clearly recorde…more

Field Columbian Museum (1894–1920)

Opened in 1894, the Field Columbian Museum was located in the Palace of Fine Arts building on the grounds of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and was made up of …more