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The Beginning Of The 20th Century
Historical stock film footage from our archive film stock footage library depicting cities, places and events from the very beginnings of the 20th century as society transitions into the industrial age with monumental construction projects, factory manufacturing and evolving methods of transportation.
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BOULDER DAM - FROM START TO FINISH
With a height of 726 feet and a crest length of 1244 feet, Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam in 1947) is an engineering marvel.
(public domain films) 1930's 15 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
CALL OF THE AIR
OBSERVATION BALLOONS AND AIRSHIPS

Early 1900's lighter-than-air craft were in full development as observation balloons and later as steerable aircraft or air ships.
(public domain films) 1900s BW 21min
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
EARLY HENRY FORD SHORT FILMS
- New York City Harbor And Bridges 1919
- Buffalo Bill Cody - Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus
- Niagara Falls - Small Town July 4th Parade - Winter Scenes
(public domain films) 1919 BW 10min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
GAY (happy) NINETIES LIVE AGAIN, THE
Witness the wonders of modern civilization circa 1900 and experience the fashion, style, and eye popping wonders.
(public domain films) 11 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
HISTORY U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS
YOUTH TO MATURITY

Compilation of major U.S. events and politics beginning with the first half of the 19th century and ending on the eve of World War I.
(public domain films) 30 min COL
Public Domain Stock Footage Historic U.S. Presidents
IMMIGRANTS ARRIVING AT ELLIS ISLAND
Hope-filled immigrants arrive in America to Ellis Island an immigration inspection station where they are processed to become future citizens of the United States.
(public domain films) 1903 BW 6min
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
MIRROR OF AMERICA
Historical Americana footage documenting the American way of life from the 1890's to the early 1920s, presenting a cross-sectional view of people and progress, and picturing the daily activities, dress, and habits of people of that era.
(public domain films) 1890's-1920's BW 36min
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
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)
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
NEW YORK CITY - TURN OF THE CENTURY, vol. 1
An unprecedented population explosion of immigrants entering through its ports, makes New York the "New Metropolis".
(public domain films) Early 1900's 52 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
NEW YORK CITY - TURN OF THE CENTURY, vol. 2
Introduction of the subway and a frenetic building construction schedule makes New York the preeminent American City.
(public domain films) Early 1900's 55 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
NEWS EXCERPTS: 1914 - 1916
Snippets of political actions and other newsworthy events from 1914 thru 1916 set amond the backdrop of World War I.
(public domain films) 1916 11 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
SAN FRANCISCO - EARLY FILMS 1
Historical film documenting life in the "City by the Bay". Scenes include Market Street, Union Square, and a trip to Berkeley, CA.
(public domain films) 45 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
SAN FRANCISCO - EARLY FILMS 2
Highlights include movie stars Rosco "Fatty" Arbuckle and Mabel Norman attending the 1915 Worlds Fair in San Francisco.
(public domain films) 25 min BW
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
SCENES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY
COAST TO COAST

Use of maps, paintings and re-enactment footage illustrates the U.S. westward movement during the the first half of the 19th century as well as the cultural and technological development.
(public domain films) BW 29 min
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
STATUE OF LIBERTY: PATRIOTIC CEREMONY - 1918
Red Cross nurses, Camp Fire Girls, military personnel, and members of various veterans' organizations are present at a patriotic ceremony conducted at the Statue of Liberty.
(public domain films) 1918 BW 4min (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
VOYAGE TO AMERICA - A STORY OF IMMIGRANTS
Documents the various groups of immigrants seeking political and religious freedom in the 19th and 20th centuries.
(public domain films) 1964 12 min BW
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WESTINGHOUSE WORKS
Film showcasing American factory workers, both men and women in the early 1900's during the Industrial Revolution.
(public domain films) Early 1900's 60 min BW (SILENT)
Public Domain Stock Footage Turn Of The Century Films
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IMMIGRANTS - FIRST STEPS TO FREEDOM

Immigrants as they land on Ellis Island in New York, ready to start their new lives in the United States of America.
(public domain films) 1920s 54 high resolution photos
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Public Domain Stock Footage Newsreels
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Newsreels: Events Around The World Section is an amazing conglomerate of stock footage titles documenting events around the world as they unfold year by year from dangerous Cold War standoffs such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the construction of the Berlin Wall to far reaching Presidential decisions and legislation that can still be felt today as well as happenings on the domestic front, such as college and professional sports to Hollywood films and stars to fashion and leisure time activities.