The First Circus (1921)

Two animations by Tony Sarg: one an untitled film critiquing the Prohibition of the 20s via the medium of drunk monkeys, the other a series of humorous scenes depic…more

Seeing London (1918)

A unique glimpse at London in 1918, some months before the end of World War I. The film shows some of the famous sights of the city, from Westminster to St Paul’s C…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

Sniffles and Sneezes (1955)

A 1950s “Health and Safety for You” educational film shows how the common cold is spread not just by sneezing and coughing, but through human contact….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

The Man With The Rubber Head (1902)

Georges Méliès film in which a scientist (played by Méliès himself) places a living copy of his own head on a table, attaches a pair of bellows to it, and begin…more

The Relaxed Wife (1957)

Strange and unnerving promotional film for the tranquilliser “Atarax”, in which a husband plagued by stress brought on by work and noisy children, is helped by his …more

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

The very first motion picture filmed underwater, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent film adaptation of Jules Vernes’ novel of the same name, as well as i…more

The Christmas Angel (1904)

Originally titled Détresse et Charité (Distress and Charity), this short from French film-maker Georges Méliès tells the tale of a little beggar girl who collap…more

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