Early Footage

Our collection includes over 300 films from The Library of Congress Paper Prints. These are the only extant copies of many short items (from 30 seconds upwards) recorded between 1895 Р1915. They include footage of the immigration to USA; industrialisation; railroads; recreation; amusement parks; Spanish American War; Alaskan gold rush; San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake; vaudeville and stage acts; world fairs and expositions;  daily life, including street scenes from european cities, entertainment, inventions, stunts and human interest.

For a quick glance of this collection feel free to browse one of our ready-made thematic playlists. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for in one of them don’t hesitate to contact us at info@footagefarm.co.uk or +44(0)2076313773 with your research enquiries and we’d be happy to assist you.


1890s Footage

1890s Cuba General Views

1890s Mexico General Views

1890s China General Views

Westinghouse Works

Early Footage – 1900s

1900s London General Views

1900s New York General Views

1900s Paris General Views

Early Flight

To order a low resolution screener or obtain a quote for a high resolution master copy of any film please send the reference number and IN and OUT time codes of your selection to info@footagefarm.co.uk or call us at +44(0)2076313773