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Travel Back In Time To Domestic Destinations.
Historical stock film footage from our archive film stock footage library depicting intriguing domestic destinations; fascinating to compare the differences of historical to modern times in relation to society, culture, construction and fashion.
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ALABAMA 1937 - HEART OF THE CONFEDERACY
Scenes of Alabama in the 1930's with its historic buildings, southern people and way of life in the South.
(public domain films) 1937 BW 10min
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ALASKA - OUR NORTHERN OUTPOST
Documenting the state of Alaska, nick named "The Last Frontier", from its history, people, culture and strategic importance to the U.S. in relation to its vast resources and military bases.
(public domain films) 1959 BW 27 min
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ALASKA FLIGHT 1934 - AIR AND GROUND TOUR
Under the command of Lt. Col. H.H. Hap Arnold a flight is commissioned to aerial map parts of Alaska as well as numerous on-the-ground scenes of landscapes and buildings of Alaska.
(public domain films) 1934 BW 10min (SILENT)
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ALEXANDRIA - CITY OF UNDERSTANDING
Travelogue scenes of the historic city of Alexandria Virginia in the 1950's as city leaders recognize the contributions made to the social and economic development of Alexandria by the Army and the soldiers living in the area.
(public domain films) 1950s BW 28 min
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BIG RIVER
The Mississippi River plays an essential role as the main artery for a vast inland river navigation and commerce system.
(public domain films) 1963 15 min BW
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CALIFORNIA
Traces the history of California with scenes of its scenic beauty, natural rescources, agricultural production and landmark cities.
(public domain films) 1970's 30 min COL
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CATALINA ISLAND
Santa Catalina Island, a rocky island off the coast of Southern California and a famous tourist attraction.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 8 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
CENTRAL PARK - A NEW YORK LANDMARK
New York Central Park where the people of New York gather to relax, socialize and take part in recreational activities plus scenes of iconic areas and fountains in the park.
(royalty free stock footage) 1990's COL 14 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY
Highlighting the recreational facilities in New York Citys' Central Park and its citizens and visitors enjoying them to the fullest.
(public domain films) 1949 10 min BW
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CITY OF NECESSITY - CHICAGO 1961
Chicago in 1961: marketplace of the mid-west, hub of big business, and a mecca of culture in the 1960's. Chicago skyline.
(public domain films) 1961 22 min BW
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COLORADO - LAND OF THE LONG LOOK
Travelogue of Colorado, people, places and things to do; from rodeo and river rafting to automobile racing to winter sports.
(public domain films) 1978 11 min COL
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COLUMBIA RIVER, THE
Bonneville Power Administration explains use of dams for irrigation, navigation, flood control and power development.
(public domain films) 1949 BW 21 min
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DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Death Valley, California is a land of extremes. With summer temperatures averaging well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit as well as being the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level and the driest place in North America.
(public domain films) 1936 11 min BW (SILENT)
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DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT
Travelogue to this world famous monument where the visitor can see a visual record the Earths geological history as well as skeletons of ancient dinosaurs up close and personal.
(public domain films) 1955 - 1965 24 min COL
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DOWN MOBILE WAY - ALABAMA
Civilian Conservation Corps CCC in the Mobile Alabama area as they make large scale improvements and the building of State Parks as well as scenes of Alabama commercial shipping and commerce.
(public domain films) 1935 BW 10min
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FLORIDA: THE SUNSHINE STATE
Travelogue of 1930's Florida and landmarks as well as how its budding tourism industry thanks to the civilian conservation corps.
(public domain films) 1938 29 min BW
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GEOGRAPHY OF NEW ENGLAND
Scenic images, informative maps and geography of the region in addition to how its resources are used by a growing industry.
(public domain films) 1951 11 min BW
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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK- CIRCA 1940's
Known as the "Crown Jewel" of the National Park System, go back in time to visit its treasures of mountain peaks and alpine lakes.
(public domain films) 1940's 60 min COL
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GRAND CANYON AND NATIVE AMERICAN DANCERS
A visual document of a horseback tour of the Grand Canyon and ending with a demonstration of Native American ritual dance.
(public domain films) 1985 22 min COL (SILENT)
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HARLEM, N.Y.C.
Harlem, a legendary New York City neighborhood that figures prominently in African American history and culture.
(public domain films) Early 1960s 37 min BW (SILENT)
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HAWAII - 1978
Scenic travelogue of the big island of Hawaii and Maui in 1978 from the coast line to the volcanic wilderness.
(public domain films) 1978 10 min COL
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HOLLYWOOD AND LOS ANGELES
Tour of iconic Hollywood and surrounding Los Angeles with the famous Hollywood Sign, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Capitol Records and more.
(royalty free stock footage) 1990's COL 9 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
HOLLYWOOD
A tourist-eye view of 1980's downtown Hollywood featuring Mann's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Sign and the Walk Of Fame.
(public domain films) 1985 9 min COL
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LAS VEGAS: NIGHT-TIME ON THE STRIP
Night on the Las Vegas strip with its bright lights, famous casinos and flickering show marquees.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 13 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
LOS ANGELES - CITY OF DESTINY
The beauty of 1940's Los Angeles in full color from its orchards and vineyards to the vibrant city life and iconic landmarks that make the City of Angels a unique city in America and so L.A.
(public domain films) 1949 COL 31min
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - AERIAL TOUR
Aerial views of Miami Beach Florida with aerial shots of neighborhoods, buildings, expressways, waterways and more.
(royalty free stock footage) 1990 COL 9 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
MORE THAN A FRIENDSHIP - ITALY IN AMERICA
A young Italian journalist arrives in America for a travelogue of New York City and landmarks while highlighting Italian-American businesses and cultural influences in the Big Apple.
(royalty free stock footage) 1957 COL 17min
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NAPA VALLEY - VINEYARD SCENICS
Low aerial view of a Napa Valley vineyard, California wine producing region with close-up of bunches of vine grapes.
(royalty free stock footage) 1990's COL 12 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY 1945
Sports, recreation and entertainment venues for new englanders in the 1940's from swimming to horseback riding to winter skiing.
(public domain films) 1945 10 min BW (SILENT)
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NEW ORLEANS 1917 - 1921
City of New Orleans in the early 1900s with points of interest such as Canal Street, Metarie Cemetery and shots of the levee system.
(public domain films) 1917 - 1921 16 min BW (SILENT)
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NEW ORLEANS - 1978
Scenic travelogue of the city of New Orleans in 1978 from night scenes on Bourbon Street to a Jazz And Heritage Festival.
(public domain films) 1978 9 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Flashback 1970s
NEW ORLEANS 1985
Slice of life moments from the City of New Orleans with street scenes, street musicians, plantation house and ferry boats.
(public domain films) 1985 19 min BW (SILENT)
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NEW ORLEANS - FRENCH QUARTER
French Quarter of the the City Of New Orleans with its historical architecture, street scenes, unique people and places.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 12 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
NEW ORLEANS - TRAVEL BY TROLLEY
Street scenes of New Orleans in the 1990's, much of the footage shot from trolley cars. Street sign at intersection of Bourbon and Orleans street, New Orleans architecture and more.
(royalty free stock footage) 1990's COL 7 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
NEW YORK CITY - 1958
Scenes of the city, New York Stock Exchange, people, traffic, construction and city at night.
(public domain films) 1958 6 min BW COL (SILENT)
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NEW YORK CITY SCENES
Street scenes of 1940's New York City with people walking on sidewalks amidst street traffic, rare footage of a 1948 Cadillac Meteor ambulance, transit bus mass transportation, elevated trains and more.
(public domain films) 1948 BW 9 min
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NEW YORK CITY - 1940's
Vintage footage of the New York City skyline of iconic skyscrapers with ships, ferries and boats passing in the foreground below.
(public domain films) 1940's BW 7min
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NEW YORK CITY - 1940's - THE WONDER CITY
A travelogue of 1940's New York City sights and landmarks with scenes of New York City Harbor, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Broadway, Wall Street, Skid Row and more.
(public domain films) 1940's BW 9min
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NEW YORK CITY - 1960's
Vintage iconic street scenes of 1960's New York City with ice skaters at Rockefeller Center, Long Island Expressway, Times Square, Grand Central Station and more.
(public domain films) 1960's BW 11min
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NORTH EASTERN STATES
Educational lifestyle and geography film centered on New England in the 50’s.
(public domain films) 1950's 9 min BW
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ONE MAN FILMS PRESENTS
THE TOWN OF WOODSTOCK, N.Y.

Though famous for a legendary rock concert held in 1969, Woodstock, New York is a very hip artist colony in its own right.
(public domain films) 1970's min BW
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PEOPLE OF THE ARCTIC - THE ESKIMO IN ALASKA
This 1958 film reflects the change the airplane and modern transportation brought to the people of Alaska and to an Eskimo family living in Point Barrow Alaska.
(public domain films) 1958 BW 28 min
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PHILADELPHIA - LIFESTYLE 1958
Lifestyle scenes from the Philadelphia area from workers at a General Electical plant to a Mobile Gas Station to shopping.
(public domain films) 1958 6 min COL (SILENT)
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SAN FRANCISCO AND CABLE CARS
Streetcar travel in San Francisco, California. Scenes of houseboats, Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline.
(public domain films) 1985 20 min COL (SILENT)
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SAN FRANCISCO: IN THE CITY - SCENICS
Beauty shots of the city of San Francisco from it iconic cable cars to historic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island and more.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 21 min
royalty free stock footage 1990's
SOUTH BRONX - 1965
Documents life in the 1960's South Bronx with its crowded conditions and poverty and other social issues facing it citizens.
(public domain films) 1965 29 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Retro Travel
SOUTH WESTERN STATES
Educational lifestyle and geography film highlighting the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in the 1950’s.
(public domain films) 1950's 11 min BW
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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY - THE EIGHTH SEA
Documents the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway that includes the dredging and deepening of the river channel, building giant ship locks, construction of a hydroelectric dam.
(public domain films) 1958 BW 28 min
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STORY OF THE DESERT
1930 travelogue of the desert climate around the World with scenes of the desert and Navajo Nations in New Mexico, reclamation dam project in Oregon the Nile River valley in Egypt and more.
(public domain films) 1930 BW 18min
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TAHTONKA - PLAINS INDIANS CULTURE
The Plains Indians and their buffalo culture from pre-horse period to decimation of the buffalo by white hunters to Wounded Knee.
(public domain films) 1966 27 min COL
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THIS IS MY COUNTRY - AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
The dawn of a new day across America starting with a farm family at dinner table in the West and ending with the Statue of Liberty in a backdrop of fireworks.
(public domain films) COL 6 min
Public Domain Stock Footage This Is My Country America The Beautiful
THIS LAND OF OURS - CONNECTICUT
Within its compact borders, Connecticut has forested hills, urban skylines, shoreline beaches and white-steeple colonial churches.
(public domain films) 1940's 10 min BW
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WASHINGTON D.C. - CITY OF THE WORLD
A classic tour in color of our nation’s capitol; Washington, D.C.
(public domain films) 1964 14 min COL
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WASHINGTON, D.C. WINTER SCENES
Seasonal visual delights as our countrys' famous landmarks are wreathed in pristine layers of a snowy winter wonderland.
(public domain films) 1966 7 min COL
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WASHINGTON MONUMENT
AND NATIONAL AIRPORT

The Washington Monument as see from the tidal basin, while at the Washington National Airport planes take off and land.
(public domain films) 1985 11 min COL (SILENT)
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WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES
HOST FOR THE 1984 OLYMPICS

A travelogue of the City Of Los Angeles California in the 1980's aerial view and ground views of typical street scenes.
(public domain films) 1980s COL 25 min
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WORLD TRADE CENTER REMEMBERED
The World Trade Center starting out as an ambitious construction project to becoming a New York City icon of economic prosperity.
(public domain films) 1970's 8 min COL
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From east to west and points in between, contemporary stock film footage depicting intriguing places
in the world showcasing a wide range of locations, each rich with its own unique flavor, history and
vibrancy that together, makes up what is means to be a citizen, not of nations, but of the world.
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Divided into separate decades, our Newsreel Public Domain Stock Footage Collections brings
outstanding footage on events at home and around the world from politics and world leaders to
war coverage from the front to professional and amateur sports to fashion and lifestyle reports.