Vintage Videos

Street Scenes of Vancouver, 1907

November 20, 2017

Street shots included here are Granville Street, with a glimpse of the old CPR station, West Hastings Street, Carrall Street, West Cordova Street, Canbie Street, Robson Street, and Davie S...

Has the Lovely Old Soho Changed Since 1956

November 15, 2017

Has Soho completely changed since 1956? Take a colourful tour to find out. Credit: BFI

Old School Comedy: The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match, 1901

October 11, 2017

This film is a winner, it being one of the most laughable of mysterious picture ever made. H/T Nemo Ng

VHS Tape Shows Awkward Dating Video Montage from the 1980s

July 31, 2017

Before Tinder, these men sat down with an archaic Betamax and a very colorful background, and delivered an awkward speech about why women should be dating them. ...

Watch Ray Charles Perform His Soulful Rendition Of 'America The Beautiful'

July 4, 2017

If you were around for America's bicentennial in 1976, then you’ve probably heard Ray Charles singing this version before. And while there are man...

The 'City of London' in London Which is Not Part of London

June 18, 2017

If you look at the map of London crafted by a careful cartographer, that map will have a one-square mile hole near the middle – it’s here where the City of London...

Civil War Veterans Come Together One Last Time at Gettysburg, 1938

May 6, 2017

In 1938, Civil War veterans gathered together for the Battle of Gettysburg's 75th anniversary. The gathering included approximately 25 Gettysburg battle v...

The Last Tasmanian Tiger Died of Exposure at Hobart Zoo After Being Left Out in the Cold

May 6, 2017

Below are photos of one of the largest known carnivorous marsupials in modern times, the Thylacine, more commonly referred to as the...

Japanese Kamikaze, Footage from WW2, 1945

April 24, 2017

The story behind the bombers, their training, and first photos of the killer weapons above the Pacific Ocean... Credit: British Pathe

This Is How People Used To Test Bulletproof Glass

April 20, 2017

We've always been amazed at the trust displayed by couples who shoot apples off each other's heads or throw knives at each other for performances. This 1930s couple testin...

Some of the Most Iconic World War II Movies of All Time

April 9, 2017

WW2 films take on a lot of different styles, forms and tones. You'll see authentic WWII recreations, personal stories about the soldiers and people who fought the wa...

Victorian and Edwardian Workers Captured on Film, 1900 - 1901

April 5, 2017

These films, taken between 1900 and 1901, display some of the grittier nature of work in those days. The footages have survived very well, essentially the only...

Declassified Cold War Footages Of Some Of History’s Largest Nuclear Tests

March 20, 2017

This week, the federally funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California released 62 newly declassified and restored films of ...

Jack Dempsey vs Jess Willard, Heavyweight Championship of the World, 1919

March 16, 2017

Jess Willard, the reigning heavyweight champion who stood 6'6" and 225 pounds when he fought Jack Dempsey in 1919. His mighty reputation preceded h...

8 Things You Could Do in the Past that You Wouldn't (Or Couldn't) Do Today

March 9, 2017

There are several things that we currently do, but won't be able to carry out in the near future. It has always been that way. Credit: British P...

Auto Polo: The Death-Defying Sport of the Early 1900s

March 7, 2017

A Ford dealer from Topeka, Kansas named Ralph “Pappy” Hankinson, was finding out a way to sell more cars and he came up with a berserk idea to play polo while driving ...

The Tragic Hindenburg Disaster Caught on Tape, 1937

March 5, 2017

This first-hand footage from the British Pathe archive reveals the famous Hiddenburgh crash, where 13 out of 36 passengers died and 22 out of 61 crew members perished as...