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Blue Beard [1901] - Georges Méliès

Blue Beard [1901] - Georges Méliès

A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances. Director: Georges Méliès Writers: Georges Méliès (adaptation), Charles Perrault... More

A trip to the moon (Le voyage dans la Lune), Georges Méliès [1902]

A trip to the moon (Le voyage dans la Lune), Georges Méliès [1902]

Le voyage dans la Lune, Méliès, 1902 (domaine public) / A trip to the moon, Méliès, 1902 (public domain)

Alice In Wonderland [1903] - Silent movie

Alice In Wonderland [1903] - Silent movie

Alice In Wonderland [1903] silent movie. This movie is in the Public Domain under Creative Commons licence.

San Francisco Earthquake 1906 video - no sound

San Francisco Earthquake 1906 video - no sound

Shots of burning rubble. Police - men fire hoses on burning rubble. One building standing. single peices of wall standing. River fire boat, men playing hoses on jetty. Old fire engine crushed in rubble. Various... More

The Spider and the Butterfly (Le papillon fantastique), Georges Méliès (1909)

The Spider and the Butterfly (Le papillon fantastique), Georges Méliès...

Silent film by french author and director Georges Méliès / Film muet de Georges Méliès (1909).

The Great Commandment / Life In The Times of Jesus Christ / Public Domain Movie

The Great Commandment / Life In The Times of Jesus Christ / Public Dom...

The Great Commandment public domain movie. Creative Commons license: Public Domain from www.archive.org. The Great Commandment - complete movie. An intelligent script, a solid cast and well-paced direction a... More

Industrial Britain (1933) (Public Domain)

Industrial Britain (1933) (Public Domain)

A 1933 Documentary in the Public Domain

Zero for Conduct [1933] - Old cinema [FR, ENG subs, public domain]

Zero for Conduct [1933] - Old cinema [FR, ENG subs, public domain]

Zero for conduct is a french 1933 film by Jean Vigo (original title: Zéro de conduite). More on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_for_Conduct Public domain archive: http://archive.org/details/ZeroFo... More

L'Atalante [1934] - Jean Vigo - French

L'Atalante [1934] - Jean Vigo - French

L'Atalante (also released as Le Chaland qui passe) is a 1934 French film written and directed by Jean Vigo and starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté. In the film Dasté plays a captain who honeymoons ... More

Betty Boop - Be Human (1936)

Betty Boop - Be Human (1936)

Be Human (1936) [Enhanced] - Public Domain Universe - Dave Fleischer Note: some minor enhancement work was done to improve the quality of the old source picture and soundtrack. Nothing was added or removed. En... More

Storm in A Teacup - [1937] - Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison
Combat Firing with Handguns (Military training video) Part 1

Combat Firing with Handguns (Military training video) Part 1

A WW2 Film Bulletin outlining proper procedures for aiming, firing, etc. of handguns. Production Company: U.S. War Department Audio/Visual: sound, black & white Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark... More

Captain Kidd [1945]- Old movie

Captain Kidd [1945]- Old movie

Starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, and John Carradine, directed by Rowland V. Lee, produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser, music conducted by Werner Janssen, and released by Unit... More

A is for Atom (1953) - Public Domain Animated Documentary

A is for Atom (1953) - Public Domain Animated Documentary

John Sutherland's promotional film A is for Atom is a 1953 animated documentary that explains in an inadvertently patronising way what atoms and isotopes are, and what nuclear fission and artificial transmutati... More

Public Domain - 1953 Commercial - DeSoto

Public Domain - 1953 Commercial - DeSoto

Old TV Commercials & Old TV adverts can all be found on my channel. New videos added daily, be sure to subscribe. Old TV Commercials are not protected by copyright and are held under the Creative Commons Public... More

Jungle River & Swamp Navy Vietnam War - [OFFICIAL FULL] U.S. Navy Documentary

Jungle River & Swamp Navy Vietnam War - [OFFICIAL FULL] U.S. Navy Docu...

The U.S. Navy Small Boat division battles Viet Cong forces on the jungle rivers and swamps of Vietnam in this 1968 Vietnam War documentary produced by the U.S. Department of Defense! Tags: VIETNAM WAR JU... More

Time of Apollo - 1975 NASA Documentary [HD] [Original FULL VERSION]

Time of Apollo - 1975 NASA Documentary [HD] [Original FULL VERSION]

A fantastic 1975 NASA documentary about the incredible Apollo program of human space exploration. ***Please like and subscribe for more videos! - Thanks! - BrightEnlightenment*** Time of Apollo - 1975 NASA... More

Dancing to Architecture - a motion picture about TINA (2002) - Open Source Documentary

Dancing to Architecture - a motion picture about TINA (2002) - Open So...

This is an avant-garde documentary of the This Is Not Art festivals held every year in Newcastle, Australia; giving you taste of the experience of... not the actual festival, but the 140 hours of tapes and digi... More

Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon

Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon

SUMMARY As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon tec... More

Panorama of beach and Cliff House
Panoramic view of the Golden Gate

Panoramic view of the Golden Gate

SUMMARY This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner... More

Mount Tamalpais R.R.

Mount Tamalpais R.R.

SUMMARY This film shows the summit portion of the Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway, the Tamalpais Tavern resort, and part of the adjacent east peak of Mount Tamalpais. The film was probably made ... More

Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal.

Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal.

SUMMARY This brief film shows an excursion party passing in the carriage drive of the Vendome Hotel, a major resort hotel in San Jose, south of San Francisco. The exact date of the film is unknown, but may be ... More

A trip to Berkeley, Cal.

A trip to Berkeley, Cal.

SUMMARY This film, shot from a moving streetcar, shows portions of north Berkeley and the adjacent University of California campus, circa 1906. (A 1905 photo-panorama of Berkeley shows a virtually identical vi... More

Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco

Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco

SUMMARY This film shows the crowd gathered in San Francisco for the dedication of the Dewey Monument in Union Square, on Thursday, May 14, 1903, from 9:00am to 9:20am. The Monument, which is still in place, co... More

TR in San Francisco, 1903

TR in San Francisco, 1903

SUMMARY President Roosevelt reviewed the school children of San Francisco from 10:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday, May 13, 1903. An estimated 40,000 school children gathered along both sides of Van Ness Avenue, w... More

The President's carriage

The President's carriage

SUMMARY This film shows President Roosevelt in San Francisco, passing in the arrival parade on Market Street on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The camera view is from the north side of Market Street, just east of Gran... More

Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile

Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile

SUMMARY This film is a review by automobile of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot from about 2:10pm to 2:15pm (shortly before the 3pm parade) ... More

Market Street before parade

Market Street before parade

SUMMARY This film is an automobile tour of a portion of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt along Market Street, San Francisco, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot in the mid-after... More

Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"]

Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"]

SUMMARY This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet... More

Troops embarking at San Francisco

Troops embarking at San Francisco

SUMMARY This film shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot a... More

Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal.

Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal.

SUMMARY This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise date of this film and the arrest charge are uncertain. It is possible that the arre... More

Scene in Chinatown

Scene in Chinatown

SUMMARY This film was shot in an alley of San Francisco's Chinatown on Saturday, September 15, 1900, at midday. The topography of the site (sloping down to the far street), the width of the alley, the location... More

San Francisco Chinese funeral

San Francisco Chinese funeral

SUMMARY This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral procession of Tom Kim Yung (1858-1903), military attache to the Chinese Legation to the United States. The funeral procession took place at... More

A trip down Market Street before the fire

A trip down Market Street before the fire

SUMMARY This film, shot from the front window of a moving Market Street cable car, is a rare record of San Francisco's principal thoroughfare and downtown area before their destruction in the 1906 earthquake a... More

San Francisco's future

San Francisco's future

SUMMARY By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remai... More

Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal.

Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal.

SUMMARY The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition was San Francisco's second fair (following the 1894 Mid-Winter Fair) and her first major exposition. The 1915 fair celebrated both the opening of the newly-completed ... More

Army pack train bringing supplies

Army pack train bringing supplies

SUMMARY This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, th... More

Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906

Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and...

SUMMARY This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby refugee camp. Original ... More

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2]

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2]

SUMMARY This film is a compilation of panoramas filmed in the ruins of downtown San Francisco and outlying refugee camps following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The film dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. O... More

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1]

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1]

SUMMARY This film is a compilation of views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire and dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The film was shot in the downtown area along Market an... More

Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g

Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g

SUMMARY This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Mar... More

San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906

SUMMARY This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was ... More

San Francisco disaster

San Francisco disaster

SUMMARY This film shows the partial burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco in an early attempt at simulating the 1906 disaster. The model is seen in aerial view from above the South-of-Market... More

Shake Hands With Danger 1970 from the Prelinger Archives

Shake Hands With Danger 1970 from the Prelinger Archives

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Prelinger Archives The Bass Player
1906 San Francisco Earthquake Damage: "Riding Down Market Street" 1906 Prelinger Archives

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Damage: "Riding Down Market Street" 1906...

more at http://news.quickfound.net/cities/san_francisco.html "SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE: Horse and wagon / damaged buildings / views of destruction / people on streets / desolation on Market Street Earthquake 1... More

The Golden Gate Bridge: Vintage Footage from the Prelinger Archive

The Golden Gate Bridge: Vintage Footage from the Prelinger Archive

Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2010/12/16/Rick_Prelinger_Lost_Landscapes_of_San_Francisco_5 Rick Prelinger, head of the Prelinger Archive, presents vintage footage of San Francisco's world... More

San Francisco Travelogue: "Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco" 1956 Prelinger Archives

San Francisco Travelogue: "Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco" 1956 Prelin...

more at http://news.quickfound.net/cities/san_francisco.html "Brooklyn native Phil Foster tours San Francisco and comments on many places of interest." Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly ... More

San Francisco Earthquake Aftermath 1906 Prelinger Archives

San Francisco Earthquake Aftermath 1906 Prelinger Archives

more at http://news.quickfound.net/cities/san_francisco.html "VS aftermath of 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Footage from moving vehicle driving down street; tents pitched along street, horse drawn carriages, ... More

Fashion Horizons from the Prelinger Archive

Fashion Horizons from the Prelinger Archive

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Prelinger Archives -- What About Alcohol:1954 PSA

Prelinger Archives -- What About Alcohol:1954 PSA

Prelinger Archives The video PSA is a discussion on teen drinking made by Yale University students in 1954.

Telephone Courtesy - 1940s Educational Film / Prelinger Archives   - S88TV1

Telephone Courtesy - 1940s Educational Film / Prelinger Archives - S...

American Telephone and Telegraph Co / Bell System give examples of good and bad manners in the workplace. S88TV1 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & ... More

SF Neon Prelinger Archive Footage

SF Neon Prelinger Archive Footage

Neon-focused clips of home movies of San Francisco from the Prelinger Archive. More neon movie clips at: neonbook.xyz/media.html

Prelinger Archives: FREE Public Domain Stock/Archival Film Footage for YouTube Projects

Prelinger Archives: FREE Public Domain Stock/Archival Film Footage for...

A great and FREE resource for educators, filmmakers and historians is the Prelinger Archives. It can be found here: http://archive.org/details/prelinger All films in the Prelinger Archive are royalty free and ... More

Ice harvest 1919

Ice harvest 1919

This film is from the Prelinger archive. 1919 Pocono Manor silent Give us a like on FB https://www.facebook.com/therealmarmo... E mail [email protected] RIGHTS Rick Prelinger and The Internet Ar... More

Prelinger Archives Contest Entry - Let's Get Rejected Music Video

Prelinger Archives Contest Entry - Let's Get Rejected Music Video

"Let's Get Rejected Music Video" For the Prelinger Archives / Free Music Download Contest The following titles from the Prelinger Archives were edited into the video--- 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debate - Part 2 ar... More

Prelinger Archives

Prelinger Archives

New Project 6

"The Miracles of Jesus"-1910s-Prelinger Archives- A memorable religious silent film

"The Miracles of Jesus"-1910s-Prelinger Archives- A memorable religiou...

This silent movie exists in archive.org under the title "The Miracles of Jesus" and is part of the collection Prelinger Archives. It was distributed by The Mogull Film Company of New York. No other references... More

Dogs of Winter - Beneath The Fold (Acoustic)

Dogs of Winter - Beneath The Fold (Acoustic)

The acoustic version of a track from Dogs of Winter's LP "From Soil To Shale" - edited together out of stock footage from NASA and the Prelinger Archives. This song and many more are available as a free, high-... More

Threads of Technology - Prelinger Archives

Threads of Technology - Prelinger Archives

found on the prelinger archives at archive.org Under public domain, do whatever you like with it.

Lesson 8 Prelinger Archives
Prelinger Archives: Manhattan Waterfront 1937

Prelinger Archives: Manhattan Waterfront 1937

Prelinger Archives public domain: http://www.archive.org/details/ManhattanWat Used in blog post: http://nonprofitmediablog.com/2011/10/18/resource-spotlight-prelinger-archives/

Super FREE video resource - Prelinger archive

Super FREE video resource - Prelinger archive

Official Prelinger Archives corporate video, describing its contents and mission. With excerpts of many films in the collection and rare scenes shot inside the New York vaults. http://archive.org/ - Prelinger Collection.

Prelinger Archives- Ice Harvest

Prelinger Archives- Ice Harvest

The original video in this piece is taken from the Prelinger Archives San Francisco. I chose to add midi sounds and sound gathered from freesound.org to achieve a winter scene.

Maintenance of Roads from the Prelinger Archives

Maintenance of Roads from the Prelinger Archives

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Duck and cover from the Prelinger Archives
This is Prelinger Archives
Encyclopaedia Britannica - Eat for Health (1954) - Prelinger Archives

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Eat for Health (1954) - Prelinger Archives

Ralph learns the five food groups, helping him to eat a balanced diet, and has more fun because of his better health. This movie is part of the Prelinger Archives, producted by Encyclopaedia Britannica and Sd, B&W

Prelinger Archives: Destination Earth Clip

Prelinger Archives: Destination Earth Clip

Public Domain on the Prelinger Archives: http://www.archive.org/details/Destinat1956 Used in blog post: http://nonprofitmediablog.com/2011/10/18/resource-spotlight-prelinger-archives/

American Artifacts Preview: Prelinger Archives - Part 1 (Shorter Preview)
Prelinger Archives Animation - Self-Conscious Guy

Prelinger Archives Animation - Self-Conscious Guy

The assignment was to create an animation based on audio we could find on Prelinger Archives (https://archive.org/) I used audio from this video called Self-Conscious Guy Link: https://archive.org/details/Se... More

Life Insurance Occupations -  1948 Prelinger Archives Vocational / Educational Film - Ella73TV

Life Insurance Occupations - 1948 Prelinger Archives Vocational / Edu...

1940's career opportunities in the Life Insurance industry. . . Ella73TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ella73TV2 - A curated collection of old films, newsreels & archive footage spanning the 20th century.

Dances of the World by Children from the Prelinger Archives

Dances of the World by Children from the Prelinger Archives

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

The Life Cycle of a Mosquito | Prelinger Archives 1947

The Life Cycle of a Mosquito | Prelinger Archives 1947

I take absolutely no credit for making this documentary. Credits NARRATOR: James A. Brill; AUTHORITY: E. Laurence Palmer, Ph.D., Cornell University by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. Published 1947 Usa... More

Your Social Security - 1940 Educational Film / Prelinger Archives  - S88TV1

Your Social Security - 1940 Educational Film / Prelinger Archives - S...

Explains how Social Security (SS), survivors' insurance and other benefit systems work, focuses on the helpful Social Security workers, strongly encourages workers to file for their Social Security cards; also ... More

American Artifacts Preview: Prelinger Archives (Part 2)

American Artifacts Preview: Prelinger Archives (Part 2)

Program Information: http://goo.gl/HZe6aF

Terpsichore's Dream (IDM/Ambient music with vintage footage/Prelinger Archives)

Terpsichore's Dream (IDM/Ambient music with vintage footage/Prelinger ...

Here is my sixth music composition i made with Ableton Live Suite 8.3.3 and the APC 40. The footage is taken from the Prelinger Archives. I arranged it with Windows Live Movie Maker. Enjoy and feel free to as... More

Akashic Fair (Ambient Composition with vintage footage/Prelinger Archives)

Akashic Fair (Ambient Composition with vintage footage/Prelinger Archi...

Here is my fifth ambient composition i made with Ableton Live Suite 8.3.3 and the APC 40. The footage is taken from the Prelinger Archives. I arranged it with Windows Live Movie Maker. Enjoy and feel free to ... More

Camera Thrills of the War - Castle Films (Prelinger Archives)

Camera Thrills of the War - Castle Films (Prelinger Archives)

War Music - the video consists of the sounds of war as well as some background music. The idea of this was to be a motivational/advertisement to join the war. The beginning consists primarily of just scenes fro... More

Cranefly - Gift (Prelinger archive videos)

Cranefly - Gift (Prelinger archive videos)

Another Cranefly song (myspace.com/cranefly) - using free Prelinger video archive stuff.

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (Prelinger Archives - Edit #2)

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (Prelinger Archives - Edit #2)

Radioactive - Imagine Dragons My first editing project. It's pieced together from a bunch of different video clips from 1940- (about) 2000. I did my best to sync up the some of the explosions and transitions t... More

A look at San Francisco's historic waterfront from the Prelinger Archive
When Work Is Done from the Prelinger Archives

When Work Is Done from the Prelinger Archives

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

At this Moment from the Prelinger Archive

At this Moment from the Prelinger Archive

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Getting Acquainted With Engineering - Clip from the Prelinger Archive

Getting Acquainted With Engineering - Clip from the Prelinger Archive

A Public Domain clip from the Prelinger Archive. Yes you can be an engineer! "Getting Acquainted With Engineering"

You and Your Friends from the Prelinger Archive

You and Your Friends from the Prelinger Archive

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Re-Editing Prelinger Archives

Re-Editing Prelinger Archives

This video was created using iMovie with video and sound clips from the Prelinger Archives, a royalty free archive with no copyright restrictions on the appropriation and re-editing of its content.

The Conquest of Light from the Prelinger Archive

The Conquest of Light from the Prelinger Archive

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Touch of Magic 1961 from the Prelinger Archive

Touch of Magic 1961 from the Prelinger Archive

This video is from the Prelinger Archives, www.archive.org/details/prelinger

Rick Prelinger fala sobre os Prelinger Archives

Rick Prelinger fala sobre os Prelinger Archives

http://mundodecinema.com/prelinger-archives/ - Agora é possível utilizar conteúdos audiovisuais que caíram no domínio público para fazer a sua própria história, incorporando tais imagens no seu trabalho moderno... More

New York: Vacation City circa 1940 Prelinger Archive

New York: Vacation City circa 1940 Prelinger Archive

Please watch: "The Devil Bat (1940) HD Horror Vampire Movie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phMdLRWLRSs -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- 'Much great footage of New York City, including the usual landmarks; The Bowery; Harlem... More

The Past Re-Imagined as the Future: Video Remix Contest with Prelinger Archives

The Past Re-Imagined as the Future: Video Remix Contest with Prelinger...

The contest invited artists everywhere to mix video from the incredible Prelinger Archives Collection with audio from the Free Music Archive to create new masterpieces for the commons. The point of this contest... More

Out of Context Prelinger Archive Movie, Animal Treatment

Out of Context Prelinger Archive Movie, Animal Treatment

All film and audio are possessions of Prelinger Archives and Rick Prelinger. Video and Audio re-purposed to enumerate the differences between animal treatment in the early 20th Century and today in 2014. Projec... More