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

Dog Factory (1904)

A rather dark and bizarre Edison short. Two men are operating a ‘dog factory’, using a device that they call a Dog Transformator. A man brings three dogs into t…more

The Enchanted Drawing (1900)

From Edison films catalog: “Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical …more

VD is for Everybody (1969)

From the Internet Archive courtesy of the A/V Geeks: “The American Social Health Association was always experimenting with new ways to educate the public about ve…more

Buffalo Dance (1894)

Short Edison film featuring Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. The first appearance of Native Americans on film. Housed at: Intern…more

Dutch Fashion Reel (1969)

Strange little fashion film from 1969 courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision via Open Images. From the site: “Dressed in a circle shaped plast…more

Operation Cue (1955)

Original color version of the 1955 atom bomb test in Nevada, showing the effects on test houses and utilities located at various distances from the blast. Operation…more

Annie Oakley (1894)

Annie Oakley was probably the most famous marksman/woman in the world when this short clip was produced in Edison’s Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey….more

Trapeze Disrobing Act (1901)

A naughty little skit from 1901 filmed by the Edison company. Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Library of Congress Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: …more

The Kiss (1896)

“An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice”…. Scene from the New York stage comedy, The Widow Jones, in which Irwin and Rice starred. According to …more

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