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Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 6,400 items (representing approximately 4,800 distinct films) are available here.

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PLEASE NOTE: Between 2012-2015, we uploaded newer and higher-quality versions of many titles, including one-part files of most films that were previously available only in two or more parts.

STOCK FOOTAGE: Information on licensing stock footage through Getty Images, our exclusive representative, is here.

The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger was published by the National Film Preservation Foundation in January 2007. It describes 452 historically or culturally significant motion pictures commissioned by businesses, charities, advocacy groups, and state or local government units between 1897 and 1980. The annotated filmography features repository information for some 350 titles as well as links to works viewable online. Also included are an introductory essay and name and subject indexes. The book is recommended for all interested in the history of advertising, industrial and sponsored films.

A free copy of the 152-page NFPF publication can be viewed and downloaded here.

Click to see a Tag Cloud of the Archive's Prelinger Collection.

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Information about Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly library of printed materials located in San Francisco, is here.

If you have historical home movies of San Francisco or Detroit that might work in future Lost Landscapes urban history screenings, Rick would be delighted to hear from you. He can be reached here.

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7 min., color: A visit (by an LA family) to family members in different southwest locations: Latinx, Mexican-American family members in Texas, other family in mountain west; Los Angeles beaches and swimsuit culture, 1950s.
Topics: 1950s, road trip, desert southwest, Texas, Mexican American, Latino, Latinx, integrated family, Los...
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10 min., color: A new baby is documented in LA, with other small children too, possibly siblings; LA yard environment with palms and a swimming pool. May be same family or camera, reels 098161 through 098193.
Topics: baby, newborn, bassinette, Los Angeles, 1950s
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8 min., color: A visit to a Texas family farm, with farmyard scenes and family members posing for the camera, 1950s. Same family or camera, reels 098161 through 098193.
Topics: Texas, road trip, 1950s, farm, rural life, farmyard, barnyard, family, close-up, grave
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9 min., BW: A road trip through the Rocky Mountains in the snow, 1950s, with chain installation and scenic winter treescapes. On to desert SW tourist stops and a zoo visit, then elders in Texas. Same family or camera, reels 098161 through 098193.
Topics: Colorado, Rocky Mountains, snow, chains, driving in snow, desert southwest, Utah, zoo, Texas,...
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14 min., color: An LA-based family visits rural elders in the Great Basin, with farm scenes, family close-ups, farm town scenes including fiddling, folk-dancing.
Topics: rural life, 1960s, folk dancing, fiddling, close-up, small town, farm, farmhouse, African Americans
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14 min., color: Continues from 098193: shipboard and coastal small town scenes in Mexico, from an American tourist perspective. Architecture, murals, Mexico town scenes, Port of Long Beach.
Topics: 1966, cruise, Canadian Pacific Steamship, Princess Cruise, Acapulco, Mexico, MX, air travel,...
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14.5 min., color: Princess Cruise Lines tour from LA to Acapulco, with shipboard scenes and several stops at coastal small towns, circa 1966.
Topics: Mexico, cruise, Acapulco, Princess Patricia, Princess Cruise Line, 1960s, 1966, folk dance, school,...
11 min., color: 1957, Central Electric Railfans Association field trip to Indiana and Illinois train stations and rail yards, with train rides, ending with arrival at Chicago.
Topics: Central Electric Railfans Association, rail fan, fan culture, 1957, Indiana, Illinois, Chicago
14.5 minutes, color. A PA rail fan visits rail yards in Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, in 1961 to 1963.
Topics: railroad, Alabama, AL, Huntsville, Birmingham, rail yard, train, fan culture, rail fan, 1961, 1962,...
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13 min., color: Dearborn station, Union station, Michigan, 1960, 1961.
Topics: Dearborn, train, railroad, Union station, Detroit, Michigan, 1960, 1961, December
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10 min., color. Dearborn, Michigan, station, December 19, 1959.
Topics: train, railroad, fan culture, Dearborn, Michigan, MI, 1959
11 min., color. Illini R.R. Club Fan Trip B&O Steam 3-31-57
Topics: Illinoi, railroad, train, B&O, 1957
10 min., color, c. 1960: A Pennsylvania-based rail fan visits a one-eighth scale live steam model railroad park, then takes a tourist trip on Burlington trains.
Topics: Pennsylvania, railway, rail fan, train platform, model train, one-eighth scale, 1/8 scale, live...
12 min., color: A rail fan in Pennsylvania captures the Philadelphia Suburban Transit Co. at work, then takes a tourist ride on a coal-fueled, steam powered passenger train, with views of the train and the ride as filmed from the window. 1960.
Topics: 1960, Pennsylvania, PA, Philadelphia, train, railway, railroad, train platform, tourism, rail fan,...
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14 min., color: From a railway person, more train platforms in Pennsylvania plus line work being done by workers; second half of the reel depicts beach leisure time first at a lake and later at the shore, two couples all with healthy figures.
Topics: 1964, railway, work, labor, train station, Pennsylvania, PA, Jersey shore, Olympia Lakes,...
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4.5 min., color: scenes from train stations, train platforms, with workers posing, all rural and small-town Pennsylvania: Lenni, Media, Swarthmore, etc., brief reel.
Topics: train station, railway station, train platform, Pennsylvania, PA, Lenni, Swarthmore, Media, labor,...
14 min., color: From a midwestern rail fan, three train accidents from December, 1963 and February, 1964: two rural derailments and one railyard accident. At the end of the reel, a few minutes at a summer picnic with live music and dancing.
Topics: railway, train, derailment, accident, emergency response, fire department, ambulance, Office of...
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11 min., color: Road trip from Mexico, crossing the border at Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, then heading east on U.S. 90 along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana; driving views of a devastated landscape showing the impact of Hurricane Audrey (1957) as well as intact Gulf Coast agricultural lands and ending in Wisconsin.
Topics: 1957, Hurricane Audrey, Mexico, Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, U.S. Mexico border, Gulf Coast, U.S. 90,...
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8 min., color: Scenes of varying image quality show people visiting with family members including elders, posing in uniform (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy), and visiting a Veterans of Foreign Wars memorial home.
Topics: New Jersey, 1949, Ocean Grove Memorial Home, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, uniform, men in uniform, woman...
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8 min., color: Second and third grade students in a small rural school pose for the camera on special occasions, including Halloween, May Day, an outdoor science class, and a picnic with sack races; 1951 and 1952.
Topics: elementary school, primary school, classroom, integrated school, Halloween, May Day, sack races,...
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To come.
Topics: Newsreel (collective), women's liberation, Second Wave feminism, 1960s, Atlantic City, feminism
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6:30 min., color: Children playing in Newburgh, New York: riding ponies, playing Ring Around a Rosy, playing croquet, an Aqua Parade in raincoats, a trip to the beach, and playing with cameras in the backyard.
Topics: ponies, horseback ride, Ring Around a Rosy, croquet, girls with cameras, girl with camera, Aqua...
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18 min., color: Yosemite National Park is nearly empty during wartime in this travel reel from the early 1940s. Opening in San Francisco, the reel quickly crosses the Bay Bridge (nearly empty) and travels overland to the Sierra Mountains. Most of the reel is landscape views of scenic highlights of Yosemite. Notice: Brief appearance by two Native children.
Topics: Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, 1940s, World War II, wartime,...
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8 min., color: An LA family with friends visit Mexico in 1961, with Mexico town street scenes and open air market scenes, including Mexican women making tortillas. With airplane POVs of a tropical coastline and an unidentified tropical city, then a jump cut to Beverly Hills and a walk-through tour of a furnished Beverly Hills home.
Topics: 1961, Mexico, tortillas, women's labor, Mexican labor, woman with movie camera, airplane views,...
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9 min., color: An LA family vacations in San Diego at the Hotel del Coronado, with beach and swimming pool sequences, and a trip to an amusement park.
Topics: 1947, San Diego, Hotel del Coronado, bleach blonde, bottle blonde, cowboy outfit, amusement park,...
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12 min., color: An LA family has beach fun, then goes to stay at a motel in Las Vegas in 1944.
Topics: Los Angeles, 1944, Las Vegas, beach, family, bleach blonde, bottle blonde, men with cigars, motel,...
8 min., color: Opens with return to U.S. through Edificio de Migracion in Mexico; then a group of friends go to Disneyland featuring the Space Bar and TWA Rocket to the Moon ride, closing with a Christmas dinner sequence.
Topics: 1950s, road trip, Mexico, California, U.S. Mexico border, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Disneyland,...
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7.5 min., color: Road trip from California to Mexico in the mid-1950s with the vehicle border crossing, street shopping, coastal tourism, poverty tourism, and over a minute of a bullfight. Ending at Edificio de Migracion building.
Topics: 1950s, Mexico, California, road trip, border crossing, U.S. Mexico border, Baja California,...
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15 min., color: 1950s ordinary scenes of a Los Angeles area family enjoying trips to the beach and backyard cookouts with their small children and with friends.
Topics: 1950s, Los Angeles, southern California, beach culture, beach scenes, swimwear, kittens, cookout
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9 min., BW: A middle-class California family celebrates Christmas in 1938, and a little girl receives a film camera as a gift. Roller skating sequences and other playime routines with small children are structured with intertitles.
Topics: 1938, Christmas, California, Mission architecture, roller skating, film camera, girl with film...
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9 min., color and BW: Scenes of oil drilling, mining, and panning for gold, filmed in Oklahoma and in Nevada (and perhaps beyond), showing both work being done by workers and some executive leisure time; unusual evidence of a woman involved in gold mining.
Topics: Oklahoma, Oklahome state capitol, oil field, oil drilling, drilling for oil, labor, extraction,...
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15 min., BW and color: 1920s coal mining sequence includes explosion, extraction, coal processing, factory views; the camera then follows executives on a retreat with a brass band and series of picnics and meals. Color sequences may have been filmed in the 1930s.
Topics: 1920s, 1930s, coal, extraction, mining, coal mining, labor, factory, coal processing, executives,...
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18 min., BW, 1920s: Executives observe an open pit mine at work in the 1920s, then retreat for leisure time culminating in a big cookout and picnic.
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Topics: coal mining, open pit mine, extraction, coal, labor, equine labor, horses, steam excavation,...
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17 min., color: Road trip through the Northwest Territories and Yukon on the ALCAN Highway, with landscape and wildlife scenery including rivers, a car ferry across the Mackenzie, Alexandra Falls, and road signs. 2-minute standalone sequence is rooftop observations of people in a city attending a gathering in 19th century historic costumes, c. 1970.
Topics: Canada, Northwest Territories, Yukon, ALCAN, Alaska Highway, Mackenzie River, Hay River, Alexandra...
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18 min., color: Note: contains images of cultural appropriation. First third of the reel shows a herd of goats playing on a vintage utility vehicle; then the couple from Illinois takes a fall holiday road trip to northern Wisconsin for fishing and hiking in 1949. Includes 45 seconds of play with replica Indian headdresses.
Topics: Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin, Illinois, 1949, U.S. 51, U.S. 8, road trip, cultural appropriation,...
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15 min., color and BW: One-year-old plays in the yard with Mom, tries a tricycle, has her second Christmas with lots of presents.
Topics: baby, baby girl, play, Mom, tricycle, Christmas, Nativity, Raggedy Ann, scooter, children's books,...
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16:25 min., color and BW: Baby grows around her first birthday; plays with toys in the living room and in her nursery, has a birthday party, Christmas, and Easter.
Topics: baby, baby girl, Ohio, 1946, 1947, toys, birthday, children's books, Christmas, Easter, Halloween,...
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16 min., color: A baby girl in Ohio is bathed and swaddled, and grows to about 6 months; other scenes are girls softball, leaf burning, and cinder blocks
Topics: Ohio, baby, baby girl, 1946, bathing baby, swaddling, softball, girls softball, leaf burning, Buy...
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3:30 min., color: Brief, vivid scenes of 1966 New York: Statue of Liberty Ferry, Times Square, Trinity Church, grave of Alexander Hamilton]
Topics: 1966, New York, Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Pan Am, Trinity Church, Alexander...
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16 min., color: Dearborn, Michigan area weekend and holiday scenes featuring Greenfield Village, also a First Communion party, and a cryptic basement surprise party. Lots of 1950s American cars.
Topics: Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island, Greenfield Village, Henry Ford...
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17 min., color: Mid-1950s holiday to Niagara Falls, with boat trip to the base of the falls, also relaxing on Lake Michigan.
Topics: 1950s, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Lake Michigan, boating, leisure, modernist architecture, beach...
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8 min., color: soft focus reel of a large group of North Americans visiting Jamaica for a "Pro-Medic" gathering, 1940s, with picnic and beach time.
Topics: Jamaica, Montego Bay, airport, British West Indian Airline, picnic, beach, leisure, Pro-Medic
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7 min., color: Fort Mackinac and leisure time on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Topics: Michigan, 1940s, Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island
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7 min., color: Though much of the reel is out of focus, the in-focus sequences include Interlochen music school and the queue for the Mackinac Ferry. Overlaps with 098434b
Topics: Michigan, Interlochen, music camp, music school, youth orchestra, youth symphony, Mackinac Ferry
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16 min., color: Late 40s trip to Hawai'i with focus on farming and harvest of sugar cane, pineapple, and coconut, also tour scenes of Maui landscapes and Honolulu area and airport.
Topics: Hawai'i, Hawaii, Maui, Honolulu, sugar cane, harvest, labor, pineapple, plantation, coconut palm,...
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17 min., color: Tourist travel by train and ship through the Yukon Territory to Alaska in the 1940s, with Native Canadians, Native Americans, visits to the towns of Carcross and Ketchikan, and dramatic landscapes.
Topics: Yukon Territory, Yukon, British Columbia, Alaska, Canadian Pacific, Native Canada, Native American,...
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3:30, color: An affectionate family gathers in the mid-1940s for feasting, singing, and teasing]
Topics: family, piano, singing, feast, dinner, cake, dessert, kissing, game, prison game, 1940s, cake,...
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15 min., color: Mountain scenes of Banff, Lake Louise, and the mountain surroundings, a tourist train, and ending at the British Columbia coast.
Topics: Canada, Banff, Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies, chipmunk, tourist train, tour bus, cultural...
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16 min., color: Note: includes Native American dances performed for tourists. Western states tourist reel includes a desert wildflower bloom, several Grand Canyon scenes, neon in Reno, and stops at Great Salt Lake, San Francisco, and San Diego.
Topics: Native American, indigenous dance, Arizona, Utah, Grand Canyon, Great Salt Lake, U.S. 50, Reno,...
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17 min., color: Well-photographed various sequences of light industry and farm scenes with milk production, crop dusting, cotton farming, exotic fowl, and a flower harvest. Time lapse sequence of a factory construction is a highlight.
Topics: 1947, milk, cotton, construction, time lapse, labor, African American labor, horses, peacock,...
17 min., color: Wild landscapes of Yellowstone NP and the parks of Utah: Bryce, Cedar Breaks, Canyonlands, with close-ups of moths and insects and a visit to a heron colony; unusual image of a salmon outlined on a hillside.
Topics: geysers, geothermal, salmon, Yellowstone, Utah, Wyoming, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Canyonlands,...
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16 min., BW and faded color: Spanning 1920s to 1940s on a farm with pigs, piglets, wheat farming, farming with horses then farming with machines, wheat harvest, and a forest lookout tower]
Topics: farm, farming, rural life, pigs, piglets, cattle, wheat, wheat farming, farm horses, harvest with...
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17 min., color: A tour of Revolutionary War historical sites in Virginia, Washington, and PA, all identified with titles, also urban Washington, DC, and rural York and Gettysburg, PA with historical reenactment farms
Topics: Revolutionary War, Virginia, Monticello, Arlington, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, York,...
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15 min., color: Two years in the life of a young family in Ohio, a new baby grows to two years old in this reel featuring family Christmases, birthdays, and summer play time
Topics: Ohio, baby, Christmas, home interior, Cue magazine, 1950s, toy car, toy Indian headdress, sailor...
17 min, color: An Ohio family plays in the water and rides bikes, then travels to New York and sightsees, highlights are nighttime neon at Times Square, and an Ohio parade with interesting floats
Topics: 1965, Ohio, New York, Times Square, neon, bicycles, swimming, boys, parade, New York streets,...
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7 min., BW: Home improvement, building an awning, gardening, flower and cactus display, Ohio late 1940s or early 1950s
Topics: home improvement, home construction, hand tools, handsaw, level, awning, digging a post hole,...
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7 min., BW: Four protesters in front of Department of Energy in New York, surrounded by police, barricades, media, and interested members of the public. Please help identify these protesters!
Topics: protest, Ban the Bomb, anti-nuclear, Department of Energy, DOE, sit-in, 1960s, police, police dog,...
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11 min., BW: 1935 and 1936 tourist views of New York City, also to Ausable Chasm and Lake George, NY, 40 seconds at rim of an open pit mine.
Topics: 1935, 1936, New York, 30 Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, waterfront, Lake George,...
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Semi-professional stock photography reel of San Francisco, Marin Headlands, the Bay, the Farallon Islands, the City's waterfront neighborhoods and Market Street, with Aquatic Park musicans, mid-1950s
Topics: San Francisco, stock photography, Marin Headlands, Point Bonita, Farallon Islands, San Francisco...
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9 min., color & BW: 1946 sailing on Lake St. Claire, couples having fun on the lake at the lakeshore, and picnicking; Detroit Auto Jubilee parade with many floats about cars and buses, and the family enjoys a new Buick with a drive through autumn colors.
Topics: Michigan, 1946, sailing, intimate family, bathing, picnicking, Detroit, parade, Auto Jubilee,...
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26 min., BW, scenes from rural life in the 1930s featuring 4 minute double exposure sequence at minute 11:30; much of the reel is out of focus but several clear sequences show Long Island Sound, material culture of rural life, cute dog, and a wreck on the Long Island RR at the end.
Topics: New York, Long Island, 1930s, double exposure, rural life, folk dance, distillery, horseshoes, leaf...
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8 min., color, Denver, CO 1950s: Reel follows a man being wheeled in a wheelbarrow through the city streets of Denver, wearing a sailor suit and a sign reading "I Bet on Nick / I Goofed." Very bright color, humorous.
Topics: Denver, CO, Colorado, state capitol, prank, wheelbarrow, sailor suit, Greyhound, Walgreens, city...
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13 min., color, 1940s: A family in Michigan owns a sausage factory, R.R. Pressel. Featuring the construction of a new facility showing labor, excavation, and a changing industrial landscape; also a snow field sequence, and urban and suburban family scenes around shop and home.
Topics: Michigan, construction, industry, sausage, labor, African American, delicatessen, family, ice...
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A Mexican family drives from ?Mexico City to Texas and New Orleans, September 22 through October 4, 1969. (dates on can). Film purchased by archivist Walter Forsberg at Mexico City Antiques Market.
Topics: Home movies, Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, New Orleans, Houston, Galveston, Sea-Arama Marine World,...
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7 min., color and BW: Central Park (forward through first 53 seconds, then:) park festival scenes, hippies, excited kids, live music, rock and roll, a mime show, marionette show, "Save the Park" event, upper East side street scenes, gay men on a front stoop, a motorcycle
Topics: Central Park, New York, hippies, marionettes, rock and roll, concert, families, counterculture,...
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6-minutes, BW, 1938: Three families in Sharon, PA, introduced one by one and in groups, at home and on the street, connected by working for Bolotin Furniture Co., street scenes and roads; Great Depression families. Filmed by C.J.W. Smith.
Topics: 1938, Great Depression, Pennsylvania, PA, families, furniture store, river boat, poverty, structure...
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41 min., color: Early 1950s tour of Europe by American women. Queen Mary passenger ship to England, then to Holland and Switzerland with tourist stops, human observation, and landscape photography.
Topics: 1950s, Queen Mary, tourism, austerity Britain, postwar Europe, white cliffs of Dover, London,...
8 min., color: 1950s Great Lakes and lakeshore camp scenes, then summer camp, sight-impaired children, summer Christmas, Santa, camp construction scenes, Florida fishing and Tampa airport scenes with modern aircraft, AM radio
Topics: Great Lakes, Michigan, summer camp, sight impaired, blind, vision-impaired, summer Christmas,...
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Jul 26, 2018 Bailey Films
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7 min., color, Alaska in the 1940s, professional reel showing farming in the style of the lower 48s: farmhouses, barns, cultivated fields, towns, churches, schools, food processing, fishing and leisure, idyllic rural life
Topics: Alaska, farming, 1940s, promotional reel, Matanuska, Palmer, Anchorage, farmhouse, barn, 4-H Club,...
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Jul 26, 2018 State of Oregon
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9 min., color, c. 1938 Oregon State promotional scenes with models: Oregon coast, rivers, mountains, desert cliffs, dude ranches, Cascade mountains, Eastern Oregon, Oregon Caves
Topics: Oregon, Deschutes, Cascades, Mt. Bachelor, Three Sisters, Mount Hood, river gorge, Steens Mountain,...
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23 minutes, color. 1939 New York World's Fair sequences professionally filmed by J. A. Lavery Productions. Scenes include pavilion exteriors, national pavilions, commercial pavilions including Lifesavers candy, trilon and perisphere, World of Tomorrow, zoo, zoo animals, a German restaurant, and Alps exhibit with costumed figure skaters.
Topics: 1939, World's Fair, New York, trilon, perisphere, Lifesavers, World of Tomorrow, ice skating, USSR...
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Jul 26, 2018
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Late 1960s, 8 minutes, black and white: Children play in the street in the Bronx on hot summer days: Bicycling, tag, hopscotch, a fire hydrant; the maker and the children are affiliated with St. Pius V Catholic church and school; school buses and supervising nuns, and schoolyard play equipment are shown.
Topics: Bronx, 1960s, youth, children, games, church, Catholic school, nun, fire hydrant, bicycle,...
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12 min., black and white, late 1960s. Surreptitiously filmed at the 7th Avenue Subway platform, capturing a cross section of New Yorkers waiting for trains: working people, fashionable people, families, hippies, kids, and older adults. Most do not notice the camera.
Topics: New York, subway, 7th Avenue, work, workers, hippies, 1960s, fashion, African-American, surveillance