Category Archives: Video Archive

New York City

Just back from a sightseeing trip of New York City. After visiting so many famous landmarks I decided to check out what we have at the Archive. I dig the riveting machine in this movie of the construction of the … Continue reading

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St. Patrick's Day at the Archive

Let’s see what we’ve got for St. Patrick’s Day on the servers….. Newsreel of the huge parade in New York City in 1939 (with some other interesting news of the day). A tune featuring bagpipe and fiddle A breathtaking image … Continue reading

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Economic Crisis and the President's Response

On today’s date in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis. Searching the Internet archive I found an audio file in … Continue reading

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The Story of Stuff …

As I sit here looking at the beautiful San Francisco Bay I see an enormous container ship heading to port with a huge load of…stuff. Made me think of this great video, “The Story of Stuff“,  I saw a while … Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland…a look back

Twas Brillig! With a yet another new version of Alice In Wonderland being released today in a theater near you, I thought I’d take a look back in the Internet Archive to see what we have. Here is the first … Continue reading

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Today's keyword roulette

It was dark and bleak this morning here so I found this utopian pre-war plea for community planning… http://www.archive.org/details/CityTheP1939. Written by Lewis Mumford, narrated by Morris Carnovsky, music by Aaron Copland. Political, bleak, stylish, noir  and a really cool pancake … Continue reading

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BloomEnergy, the Bloombox, Free Energy and Tesla

A hot topic on the heels of the 60 Minutes segment last night. Is the Bloombox the long sought solution to cheap clean energy? Is Mr. K.R. Sridhar the modern day Nicola Tesla? At the risk of boring you all I … Continue reading

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Gumbasia

I was making Playdoh from scratch which of course got me thinking about…Gumby! Hey, seemed logical at the time. Seeing as how Art Clokey passed away last month I thought I’d check to see if we had anything by him … Continue reading

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Valentine's Day Ideas : Dogs, Dinosaurs, Spiders and Craters

Valentine’s Day is this weekend so I decided to do a little rooting around the Archive. I found some very cool stuff but a stop animation that was brought to my attention was so cool I wanted to post it … Continue reading

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Superbowl and New Orleans

OK, I confess I was more interested in seeing if Pete Townshend would do some windmill leaps and trash his guitar at the end of their halftime show. Still I thought I’d check up on some stuff about New Orleans … Continue reading

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