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At the turn of a new century, the early 1900s was also the advent of motion pictures. This was the first period in American history where we could visually document the world around us in moving pictures.
This collection spans from the turn of the century until about 1930 and includes early documentary footage, early motion pictures seen during those times, and more.
The Wright Brothers & Early Aviation History: 1903
Learn about the Wright Brothers. See their house and shop as well as their famous flight in Kitty Hawk, NC. This film also shows the progression of aviation in the U.S. through the first half of the 20th century.
President Theodore Roosevelt: 1901 - 1909
A short biography presenting the life and presidency of Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States - featuring rare footage.
The Living Past
Events and everyday life in the early 1900s focusing mainly on the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Other events include the 1904 subway opening in NY, Admiral Dewey in Venezuela, and a Nicleodeon movie of the time.
Ellis Island: Island of Hope Island of Tears
From the late 1800s through the first part of the 20th century, the U.S. saw a great influx of immigrants pass through Ellis Island. See what it was like for these families, many who were poor come to America.
Ford's Mirror of America: 1915 - 1930
From about 1915 - 1930 Henry Ford's movie production company documented everyday life and the events of that period. Produced in 1960, this narrated compilation of those clips provide a unique walkthrough of those times.