In this part of the site we present animated GIFs which have been created from public domain material. We’ve teamed up with GIF masters Okkult Motion Pictures who will provide regular contributions but we are also welcoming submissions from other sources so please do get in touch if you’ve got something to offer – email: submissions@publicdomainreview.org.

Click on below to see the GIFs full size, more info and, where applicable, more GIFs from that particular series.

Coughs and Sneezes (1945)

A series of animated GIFs excerpted by Okkult Motion Pictures from Coughs and Sneezes, a curious and amusing propaganda film from post war era on the dangers presen…more

Hands (1944)

A series of animated GIFs excerpted by Okkult Motion Pictures from Hands, an official war film by U.S. Army Signal Corps promoting total war mobilization, showing o…more

The Kiss (1896)

An animated GIF excerpted by Okkult Motion Pictures from a 19th century Edison film. “An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice”, a scene from the Ne…more

The Knife Throwing Mother (1950)

A series of animated GIFs excerpted by Okkult Motion Pictures from a short Universal Newsreel from 1950, in which the knife thrower Louella Gallagher performs with …more

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