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Historical stock film footage from our archive film stock footage library depicting intriguing International locales in the past; fascinating to compare the differences of historical to modern times in relation to society, culture, construction and fashion.
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ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE
America salutes Algerian Independence in 1963 with a message from President John F Kennedy in this travelogue of Algeria.
(public domain films) 1963 COL 20 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
AMERICAN MILITARY MISSION
TURKEY AND ARMENIA 1919

President Woodrow Wilson sends General James G. Harbord on a fact finding mission to the Middle East.
(public domain films) 1919 21 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
BERLIN GERMANY 1920-1930
Unedited establishing shots of Pre-WWII Berlin Germany in the late 1920's and early 1930's.
(public domain films) 1920's-1930's BW 2min
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BUILDING A NEW HOPE
DR. ABBA HILLEL SILVER 1938

Known for his outstanding leadership of the Zionist movement in America Dr. Silver appeals to U.S. Jews for financial heip.
(public domain films) 1938 4 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
CENTRAL AMERICA - 1984
Overview of Central America in 1984 beginning with a brief look at the post-colonial era and the historical development of the individual nations that have evolved.
(public domain films) 1984 COL 51 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
CENTRAL AMERICA DEMOCRACY
FOCUS ON NICARAGUA

The Sandinistas dubbed the 1984 elections in Nicaragua as democratic, but censorship, pressure tactics, and absence from the race of any significant opposition calls that into question.
(public domain films) 1984 COL 28 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
CHRIST AND INDIA'S UNTOUCHABLE
Footage of India Caste system and the social conditions of India's low castes (untouchables) in the 1940's, and the work of Christian Missionaries.
(public domain films) 1940's BW 12min
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CITY OF DAVID - JERUSALEM, PALESTINE
General scenes of Jerusalem Palestine with its narrow streets and marketplace with citizens making goods and products.
(public domain films) 1930's 12 min BW (SILENT)
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COMMUNIST CHINA - ROOTS OF MADNESS
Historical analysis of the events leading up to modern China from the Boxer Rebellion to the war for control of China between the Nationalist Party and the Communist Party.
(public domain films) 1967 BW 78 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 1918 - 1968
Overview of Czech history from 1918 to 1969 is depicted with the use of photographs and film without narration.
(public domain films) BW - SEPIA 14 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
DISPLACED PERSONS CAMP
NEWSREEL SCENES 1945

Displaced Persons Camp believe to be in Israel with people undergoing health exams and other camp scenes.
(public domain films) 1945 11 min BW (SILENT)
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ETHIOPIA
AERIAL MAPPING SURVEY

A joint U.S.-Ethiopian Aerial Mapping Survey Team in a RC-130A fly in a grid pattern mapping a section of Ethiopia in 1963.
(public domain films) 1963 COL 7min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
FAIREST EDEN
AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO PAGO 1931

A 1931 travelogue of Pago Pago with scenes of its citizens, housing, food resources and entertainment.
(public domain films) 1931 BW 11min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
GHANA - AND NOW TOMORROW
Ceremonies and celebration in the Capital City of Accra. Scenes of Ghana, its people, industry, and education system since gaining independence.
(public domain films) 1957 COL 36 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
HINDU HOLIDAY INDIA 1937
Scenes of the Hindu Meenakshi Amman Temple, grand parade of elephants, Shrine of the Giant Horse and more.
(public domain films) 1937 BW 11min
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HOLY LAND - FROM ABRAHAM TO ALLENBY
Documenting Palestine from ancient to modern times. Through narration and some re-enactment, compares biblical events to the lives of modern Nomads, other Arabs and a land that had changed little since ancient history.
(public domain films) 1940's BW 80min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
INDIA - WRITING IN THE SAND
Reports from various provinces, cities, and villages around country show that India is near a critical stage in  population coupled with food scarcity.
(public domain films) 1965 29 min COL
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IRAN 1951
VOTES TO SEIZE BRITISH OIL FIELDS

Iran votes to seize the vast British oil fields leas to a U.N. confrontation plus the wedding of the Shah Of Iran.
(public domain films) 1951 6 min BW (SOUND / SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
ISLAM IN EGYPT 1931
The practice of Islam in Egypt with Cairo's famous Islamic schools, dervishes, Pilgrimage to Mecca and Mohammed's birthplace.
(public domain films) 1931 15 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
JAPANESE POST-WAR INDUSTRIAL LIFE
Heavy industry in Post-WWII Japan with scenes of logging industry on the island of Kyushu, smelting in the steel industry, manufacturing garden shovels and other farm implements, workers destroying Japan weapons of war, Mitsubishi Glass Factory, heavy industry plant with smokestacks and more.
(public domain films) 1945-1946 COL 22min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
JEWS LEAVE FOR PALESTINE
U.N. DELEGATION IN BERLIN

U.N. Delegation arrives in Berlin Germany on fact finding mission Jews Displaced Persons leave for Palestine from Germany.
(public domain films) 1948 - 1949 10 min BW (SILENT)
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LAND OF THE PYRAMIDS
Tour the very heart of historic Cairo and its people with its many archeological antiquities and Islamic architectural treasures.
(public domain films) 1951 10 min BW
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LIBERIA - PEPPERBIRD LAND
A detailed view of industrial growth and cultural advances in the Republic of Liberia, a country on the west coast of Africa. Liberia was founded and colonized by freed American slaves in 1822.
(public domain films) 1958 COL 22 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
LONDON, ENGLAND
Scenes of the City of London England; Long Shot of St. Paul's Cathedral, London skyline, Bletchley Park and more.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 18 min
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MIDDLE EAST 1957
Covering religion of the Middle East, Islamic traditions, sociology, the economy and the importance of oil to the Middle East growth.
(public domain films) 1957 14 min COL
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MIDDLE EAST 1962 - NEWSREEL SCENES
The leaders of the Middle East in the 1960s; King Saud of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran, President Kuwaitly of Syria and more.
(public domain films) 1962 11 min BW (SILENT)
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MIDDLE EAST 1963
Scenes from Middle East countries of Israel, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Oman as well as President Dwight D. Eisenhower appearing before Congress on U.S. intervention in Lebanon and the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956.
(public domain films) 1963 BW 17min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
MIDDLE EAST LEADERS: 50s - 70s
Variety of scenes of Middle East leaders from the 1950s - 1970s; Yasser Arafat, Ayatollah Khomeini, Moammar Kadafi and more.
(public domain films) 1950s-1970s 19 min BW (SOUND - SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
MONUMENTS OF ANCIENT MEXICO
An archaeological study and history of the early inhabitants of Mexico that left frescoes, axes, flints, and the later civilizations that built pyramids, temples, and idols to the Gods.
(public domain films) COL 21 min
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MORE THAN SURVIVAL - SOMALIA AND DJIBOUTI, AFRICA
Filmed in Somalia and the Republic of Djibouti Africa this film explains the United States contribution to the worldwide relief effort for refugees in these areas of Africa.
(public domain films) 1982 COL 27 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
THE MOSLEM WORLD
CHRISTIANITY FACES ISLAM

Christianity in the predominate lands of Islam with scenes documenting day-to-day events happening in both religions.
(public domain films) 1936 10 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage Religious Programming
MOSLEM WORLD - LANDS OF THE CAMEL
Documents the Muslim lands and culture as well as spotlighting strides in agriculture, handcrafts and education.
(public domain films) 1936 14 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
MOSLEM WORLD - OUT OF THE DESERT 1936
Depicts desert life in the Middle East and the spread of Islam from Asia to Europe and Africa.
(public domain films) 1936 BW 9min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
NEW FACE FOR BRITAIN
A MAKE-OVER FOR WINDSOR

Film footage of Windsor, Berkshire in England and home to Windsor Castle before and after The Windsor High Street Improvement Scheme of the Civic Trust Project in 1961.
(public domain films) 1961 COL 20min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
NEWS EVENTS POST-WAR JAPAN 1946
Various news events in Post-WWII Japan with the eruption of Mount Sakaurajima, May Day demonstration march of Japanese laborers, political demonstration in front of the Emperor's Palace, Japanese women voting for the first time and more.
(public domain films) 1946 COL 21min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
NORMANDY, FRANCE
The Normandy region in France with scenic shots and reminders of militarized coast during WWII.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 22 min
Royalty Free Stock Footage International Travel
NORTHERN WONDERLANDS
TRAVELOGUE TO EUROPE

Cruise ship SS Reliance of the Hamburg-American line leaves New York City to tour the interesting and historic locales of Northern Europe and Russia.
(public domain films) 1936 BW 68 min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
OIL ACROSS ARABIA
Early development of oil fields in Saudi Arabia as well as construction of crude oil pipeline from the Persian Gulf across the Arabian Desert to the Mediterranean Sea in the late 1940s.
(public domain films) 1950 44 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Energy And The Environment
PALESTINE 1936 - IN HALLOWED PATHS
Documents life in Palestine interspersed with biblical art that recall events in the life of Jesus Christ as well as shots of holy sites.
(public domain films) 1936 18 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
PANAMA CANAL CONSTRUCTION
Unedited footage of the construction of the Panama Canal with scenes of heavy construction equipment used to connect the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
(public domain films) 1911 BW 11min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
PARAGUAY
Historical documentary on the people, culture, industry and agriculture of the Latin American country of Paraguay.
(public domain films) 1945 BW 16 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
PROMISE OF PAKISTAN 1950
Examining the new Nation of Pakistan, its history and geography as well as the lifestyle of its people, industry and agriculture.
(public domain films) 1950 18 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
PUERTO RICO
Sights and sounds of Puerto Rico in the 1990’s. Coastal and beach scenes, skyline of San Juan, street scenes of people, traffic, colonial building architecture.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 15 min
Royalty Free Stock Footage International Travel
PUERTO RICO: ISLAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Retro travelogue of 1930's Puerto Rico with selected landmarks, sporting activities, lifestyles and working conditions.
(public domain films) 1931 - 1935 29 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
ROAD TO THE BERLIN WALL
HISTORY OF COMMUNISM

From St. Petersburg Russia in 1905 to Cuba and Berlin today this film tells an ominous history of Soviet Communism.
(public domain films) 1905 - 1959 BW 28 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
ROMANTIC ITALY
Travelogue of Italy from city of Florence to country vineyards heavy with grape to the city of Venice with it canals and ornate palaces.
(public domain films) 1952 9 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
RUSSIA
EARLY INVADERS, RESOURCES AND PEOPLE

Rich in natural resources, Russia has historically been a target for invasion, but invaders always seem to tragically misjudge the indomitable spirit of the Russian people when called to arms.
(public domain films) 15 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
SAIGON ARMY - RED FLAG OVER HANOI
Documenting the events in Hanoi Vietnam, formerly French Indochina, in October 1954 as the Army of Ho Chi Minh marched into the city.
(public domain films) 1950s BW 26 min
The Vietnam War public domain stock footage
SANDS OF SORROW - PALESTINIAN REFUGEE
Documents the plight of the refugee from the Arab - Israeli war; living conditions in Palestinian refugee camps.
(public domain films) 1950 29 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
SOLFATARA VOLCANO - NAPLES, ITALY
Unedited footage of Solfatara Volcano near Naples Italy in 1970 with its white mineral deposits from solfataric activity around the sides and in the central depression.
(public domain films) 1970 COL 8min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
ST. MAARTEN AND ST. MARTIN
Two countries, French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten, share this 37 square mile tropical island.
(public domain films) 1990's COL 30 min
Royalty Free Stock Footage International Travel
TREASURE OF THE RHONE
THE RHONE RIVER, FRANCE

Documents the history of the Rhone River as it flows through France and how France tamed the Rhone River under the Marshall Plan rejuvenating the French economy after WWII.
(public domain films) BW 20min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
UNCONQUERABLE TIBET
Documents the background of Communist infiltration into Tibet since 1950 leading to the take-over by China and flight of the Dalai Lama to India.
(public domain films) 1959 BW 9min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
VIETNAM 1
ON THE BRINK OF TURMOIL

Snapshot of Vietnam as it enters the 1950's with scenes of a political delegation, rural life and refugees seeking safe shelter.
(public domain films) 1950's 6 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
VIETNAM
COUNTRY FILM MAGAZINE 1

News Magazine detailing how Vietnam and its people benefit from U.S. Foreign Aid, technology and education.
(public domain films) 10 min BW
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VIETNAM TODAY 1: 1953
VICE-PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON VISIT

Vice President Richard Nixon along with Pat Nixon visit Vietnam on an official U.S. visit to show the flag and cement U.S. support.
(public domain films) 1953 8 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
WE MEET IN GERMANY - 1937
Join the wealthy on an ocean cruise in the late 1930’s as the ocean liner St. Louis is crossing the Atlantic. Shows passenger activities aboard ship.
(public domain films) 1937 BW 19min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel
WEST BERLIN - CITY SCENES
City scenes of West Berlin Germany in 1961. Shows Christmas shoppers walking on street in late evening past department stores decorated for Christmas, people looking at window displays Woolworth department store and more.
(public domain films) 1961 BW 10 min
Public Domain Stock Footage International Travel