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

One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety (1963)

An extremely strange and, one presumes unintentionally, creepy bicycle safety film from Interlude Films, involving monkey masks, a lot of accidents, and a lonely pi…more

Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

A short adaptation in nine scenes from the Edison Manufacturing Company of the popular fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, directed by George S. Fleming and Edwin S…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

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Mary and Gretel (1917)

A fairy brings two dolls to life, part of a short lived stop-motion puppet series by animator Howard S. Moss, described as Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of E…more

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