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ANTIQUES

Antiques (1930)

Men ride old-fashioned bicycles and penny farthings.

JUST FURS

Just Furs (1933)

Good footage of young women displaying the latest fur fashions.

HATS - YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Hats - Yesterday And Today (1928)

Old fashioned hats are contrasted with modern hats of the 1920s.

BATHING MODES

Bathing Modes (1935)

Great fashion item showing the latest in elasticated fabric swimsuits.

MODES OF YESTERDAY

Modes Of Yesterday (1932)

Models show off the latest fashion in 1932.

1900 - 1930

1900 - 1930 (1930)

A veteran car is driven through the streets of Paris - visuals only, no soundtrack.

"Hims" Ancient & Modern (1933)

A mediaeval pageant and jousting tournament in Arezzo, Italy.

JUST FOR A SMILE, GLANCE AT WHAT WE WORE AT BRIGHTON  IN 1896!

Just For A Smile, Glance At What We Wore At Brighton In 1896! (1929)

Retrospective look at a...

TWENTY FIVE 25 YEARS OF HEADS!

Twenty Five 25 Years Of Heads! (1935)

Hairstyles from 1910 to 1935 seen at the Jubilee Exhibition of...

A HUNTING WE WILL GO

A Hunting We Will Go (1936)

A falcon meet is recreated with the huntsmen dressed in costumes and wigs...

BEGINNINGS AND ENDS

Beginnings And Ends (1938)

Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s fashions are contrasted with those of the...

THIRTY YEARS AGO!

Thirty Years Ago! (1932)

Retrospective look at cycles of the 1890s

ANCIENT RAILWAY ENGINE

Ancient Railway Engine (1931)

Footage of a very old locomotive - probably an Agenorra from 1828.

TOMMY GUN

Tommy Gun (1941)

A look at how the Thompson submachine gun (Tommy gun) works.

COSMETICS

Cosmetics (1942)

An item showing that cosmetics go back as far as ancient Egypt and Greece.

SHOES

Shoes (1942)

A look at how shoes have evolved over the years.

BIRTH OF HAT

Birth Of Hat (1950)

Hat making in Brook Street, London.

SHADES OF GRANDMAMA

Shades Of Grandmama (1946)

A girl models the latest synthetic rubber and nylon silk corset.

 THE TEST MATCH  aka ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA AT LORDS

The Test Match AKA England V Australia At Lords (1905)

Coverage of a turn of the century...

VINTAGE CARS AT MOTEL aka VETERAN CAR RALLY

Vintage Cars At Motel AKA Veteran Car Rally (1959)

A new motel is opened in Chippenham - vintage...

OTHER DAYS - OTHER WAYS

Other Days - Other Ways (1933)

Old and new fashions are contrasted - funny stuff of the 1890s chicks...

PICTURE FROCKS IN STAGELAND - FROM THE REVUE

Picture Frocks In Stageland - From The Revue "Put & Take" (1921)

Elaborate costumes are...

MUSICAL ODDITIES

Musical Oddities (1932)

Strange and ancient musical instruments are played in this item.

WOMAN'S CROWNING GLORY

Woman's Crowning Glory (1932)

Hairstyles from history are contrasted with the very latest hairdo - 'The...

OTHER DAYS - OTHER WAYS

Other Days - Other Ways (1933)

Old and new fashions are contrasted - funny stuff of the 1890s chicks...

WILL EVE GO BACK?

Will Eve Go Back? (1928)

The old fashioned clothes of yesteryear are featured - women model outfits from...

THE DANCE OF THE CARDS

The Dance Of The Cards (1928)

Cute film of group of children dressed as playing cards and adults...

BIRTH OF THE BIKE

Birth Of The Bike (1937)

A look at the history of the bicycle, from earliest models through to the most...

SHOES WHO

Shoes Who (1937)

A look at shoes throughout the ages.

DANCE POETRY

Dance Poetry (1932)

Elegant dance routine performed by girls in flimsy frocks - Ancient Greek style...

THE TRIERS!

The Triers! (1933)

Retrospective look at some early flying machines.

FUN IN 1897

Fun In 1897 (1928)

Crazy slapstick film from 1897 updated with 1928 intertitles. Trick photography used...

THE GIRLS OF OUR YOUTH!

The Girls Of Our Youth! (1934)

Two ladies juggle barrels with their feet in archive film from the...

WEEK-ENDERS OF YESTERYEAR

Week-Enders Of Yesteryear (1935)

People in Victorian dress take a ride in a vintage car.

MILITARY COSTUMES issue title FROM AD TO BBC

Military Costumes Issue Title From Ad To BBC (1936)

Soldiers from 1756 meet their present day...

ROOF GARDEN  issue title - NICE WORK !

Roof Garden Issue Title - Nice Work ! (1938)

Footage of picturesque roof garden in Kensington,...

BATHING SUITS OLD AND NEW

Bathing Suits Old And New (1948)

Girls model old-fashioned bathing costumes as well as the latest...

1927 FASHIONS

1927 Fashions (1952)

Young ladies wear what would have been the latest fashions in 1927. London.

JANZTEN SWIMSUIT

Janzten Swimsuit (1953)

Girls model latest swimsuits on beach, contrasted with old fashioned swimsuits.

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE FLAPPER

The Rise And Fall Of The Flapper (1922)

Funny animation showing how a man prefers the "Flapper" of a...

RICHIE BENAUD PLAYS HIS LAST TEST MATCH

Richie Benaud Plays His Last Test Match (1964)

Last test match for Australian cricketer Richie...

WOODEN ARMIES

Wooden Armies (1958)

Russell Gammage demonstrates the complex process of making wooden figures for museum...

WIGS

Wigs (1962)

A firm of wig makers and their creations which can be used for fashion or in the entertainment...

THE BEACH CENSOR

The Beach Censor (1925)

A policeman decides which of a bevy of bathing belles is dressed suitably for...

COMPARISONS SOMETIMES DO US GOOD!

Comparisons Sometimes Do Us Good! (1923)

Old and new fashions are contrasted - Isobel Elsom models a...

LEONARD GOWINGS

Leonard Gowings (1931)

Tenor Leonard Gowings sings about his sweetheart 'Down Vauxhall Way'.

REGATTA GAIETY

Regatta Gaiety (1931)

Diving, fashion parades and fun at a Paris open-air swimming pool.

THE BELLES OF

The Belles Of "98" (1928)

Retrospective look at what the girls were wearing in 1898.

A PAGE FROM THE PAST

A Page From The Past (1932)

A celebration of Queen Elizabeth at the rehearsal of "Merrie England",...

1905 - 1932!

1905 - 1932! (1932)

Great couple of female wrestlers from 1905 contrasted with "modern" girl wrestlers.