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AMERICANA - VOLUME 1
Classic scenes of Americana from depictions of the Wild West and the cowboy lifestyle to steam trains, hydro-electric dams, big industry, air travel, aerial of Washington D.C. plus Lady Liberty.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 33 sec
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BACK TO SCHOOL - VOLUME 1
School life from grade school to the college campus as students study hard for tests, plus classic scenes of the one building schoolhouse, Pledge of Allegiance and Graduation Day.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 51 sec
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CITY LIFE - VOLUME 1
Life in big city America from traffic jams and large crowds of pedestrians transitioning to the neon night life and skyline as well as a gangster drive-by shooting thrown in for spice.
(public domain films) BW 2 min 24 sec
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CITY LIFE - VOLUME 2
Everyday scenes of urban big city life from aerial scenes of heavy traffic to on the streets shots of crowded sidewalks and curbside businesses and display windows of goods for sale.
(public domain films) COL 3 min 38 sec
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CROWD GOES WILD - VOLUME 1
Massive crowds of people going wild in celebration of major events such as the end of WWII or other major events as well as confetti-filled street celebration and tickertape parades.
(public domain films) BW 2 min 37 sec
CROWD REACTION SHOTS - VOLUME 1
Crowd reaction shots as they watch various sporting events or gather along the the boulevard for a parade plus an really nice scene of an indoor stadium with searchlights moving about.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 2 sec
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FAMILY LIFE - VOLUME 1
Life in the family home with Mom, Dad and 2.5 kids; classic retro scenes of everyday family events from working in the kitchen, playing in the family room to rainy escort duty to the local school.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 2 sec
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GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS - VOLUME 1
Scenes of big and small business transactions, worker bees laboring pre-cubicle large corporations as well as scenes of Wall Street and the Stock Exchange floor and trading activity.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 31 sec
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JUST PLAIN WACKY - VOLUME 1
Too good to throw away and too weird for any of the other compilations, theses scenes were destined for the Just Plain Wacky bin of oddness and definitely an aquired taste.
(public domain films) BW COL 4 min 10 sec
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KIDS WILL BE KIDS - VOLUME 1
Classic scenes of the kid care-free lifestyle from the ups and downs of the teeter totter to jungle gym swings and twirls; its all fun and play with a little swimming and rollerskating thrown in.
(public domain films) BW 1 min 42 sec
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KIDS WILL BE KIDS - VOLUME 2
Its all fun and games for the kids in classic scenes of backyard jungle gyms, rollerskating, playing marbles, taking a twirl on the Hula Hoop and well as cowboy costumes and play.
(public domain films) COL 2 min 36 sec
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LETS DANCE - VOLUME 1
People breaking out the musical instruments, putting on their dance shoes for a little fun and celebration as people all over the World show off their moves and grooves straight to you heart.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 6 sec
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LETS EAT - VOLUME 1
Calories and calories of fast foods and treats from drive-in car hop service, vending machines to an awesome shot of an early microwave dinner; served with a Reddi Whip topping. Yum yum.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 30 sec
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LETS FIGHT! - VOLUME 1
Military fight and battle screens through history from sword waving knights to WWI battlefields to American troops walking toward a mushroom cloud from a nuclear bomb explosion.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 48 sec
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LETS GET PHYSICAL - VOLUME 1
Group calisthenics and physical exercises in military formation as well as small groups of rugged individuals plus team competition such as the infamous four-way tug of war. Yikes.
(public domain films) BW 1 min 49 sec
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ON THE LOOKOUT - VOLUME 1
Watchers watching things you need to watch for such as weather on the horizon, binocular-aided watching for aircraft be they friend or foe, on the sea for periscopes and what not.
(public domain films) BW COL 1 min 34 sec
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ON THE MARCH - VOLUME 1
Always in-step and in-synch groups of people marching in unison from troops marching to battle, mass city wide parades favored by the commies to high school and college marching bands.
(public domain films) BW COL 1 min 44 sec
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PANIC ATTACK - VOLUME 1
People on the run from who knows what; Alien monsters? a tire sale on 3rd avenue? All I know is they are running for their lives in aerial and street level scenes of sheer lets get out of here.
(public domain films) BW 1 min 23 sec
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RADIO DAYS - VOLUME 1
Groups and family units gathered around radios to listen to the latest important announcement or just enjoying the latest musical offering; classic family scenes with radio close-ups.
(public domain films) BW 2 min 41 sec
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RELIGION - VOLUME 1
People around the World expressing their religious faith, bowing or kneeling in prayer, congregations of different churches, kneeling facing Mecca to river water Christian baptism.
(public domain films) BW 2 min 21 sec
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RETRO AGRICULTURE - VOLUME 1
Classic scenes of American farming and farm life from horse-pulled plows and more modern retro tractors to harvesting tobacco, picking cotton, bailing hay and milking a relieved cow.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 47 sec
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RETRO FACTORIES AND INDUSTRY - VOLUME 1
Smokestack spewing smog machines of ultra heavy industry with the glowing forges of steel mills turning raw ore into steel to oil fields, hydro-electric dam and workers in large marchine shops.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 32 sec
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RETRO FACTORIES AND INDUSTRY - VOLUME 2
Assembly line manufacturing of automobiles and widgets with lines of workers fashioning components and gaments by hand, day in day out as well as a nifty scene of a room sized computer.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 30 sec
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RETRO FASHION - VOLUME 1
Designer fashions and how they translate onto the average citizen with good and bad results as they go about their daily business; though black socks and shorts really are timeless...
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 59 sec
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RETRO FASHION - VOLUME 2
Fashion models on the catwalk showcasing the latest designs to a small kid beauty pageant extravaganza to the latest cruise ship fashions for the vacationing tourist bound for Hawaii.
(public domain films) BW COL 1 min 51 sec
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RETRO FASHION - VOLUME 3
When vacationing at your mountain retreat, fashion is the question and the answer is cool kat cool; from outdoor attire to the chic clothing for a dinner party; on must always be in style.
(public domain films) BW 3 min 33 sec
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RETRO LEISURE - VOLUME 1
Pre Xbox and PS3, people actually found ways to have relax and have fun from the simple reading of a newspaper to family picnic hoedown to county fair carnival rides or using the city pool.
(public domain films) BW COL 4 min 22 sec
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RETRO LEISURE - VOLUME 2
The excitement of a cruise ship vacation, meeting new people as you journey to a beach paradise, be it Hawaii and its Hula Dancers or California and the bodybuilders of Muscle Beach.
(public domain films) COL 4 min
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RETRO MEDICAL - VOLUME 1
Classic scenes from the medical field of nurses and doctors, hospital rooms and medical procedures as well as nice retro scene of an operation on a patient.
(public domain films) BW COL 1 min 59 sec
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RETRO SCIENCE - VOLUME 1
Serious scientists in white lab coats doing sciency things and experiments in laboratories with bubbling beakers, test tubes, electronic gadgets all to help humanity or rule the World.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 38 sec
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RETRO SPORTS - VOLUME 1
Classic sports scenes from professional to college events from football and boxing to soapbox derby racing and wrestling at Madison Square Garden as well as a little cheerleader rah rah.
(public domain films) BW COL 2 min 34 sec
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RETRO SPORTS - VOLUME 2
More classic retro sports, this time highlighting professional golf and a golf trick shot artist to college competitive high diving as they perform their routines as well as some leisure scuba diving.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 31 sec
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RETRO TRANSPORTATION - VOLUME 1
Wheeled transportation through history from some nice scenes of covered wagons to steam locomotive train travel and train stations to families and groups in jalopy-style vehicles.
(public domain films) BW 3 min 48 sec
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RETRO TRANSPORTATION - VOLUME 2
Shipboard travel, air travel and scenes of retro mass transportation as well as a nice straight on shot of a large metropolitan bridge during rush hour.
(public domain films) BW COL 3 min 13 sec
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RETRO TRANSPORTATION - VOLUME 3
Super duper classic full-service gas station footage with car attendents fullfilling you every need, tasty gas vending machine treats, close-ups of filling pump and scenes of highway traffic.
(public domain films) COL 3 min
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