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Vintage ad for Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight that appeared on page 14 of the April 22, 1956, publication of This Week magazine.
Colorized photograph of the Miles Brothers Moving Pictures exchange in San Francisco, just prior to the 1906 earthquake.
Vintage ad for Peterman's Roach Food that appeared in the Ladies Home Journal in July 1909 on page 48.
Actual footage of the Titanic leaving Belfast on April 2, 1912. Includes footage of the Carpathia and some of those who were rescued.
Colorized photograph of a demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic of 1918.
A colorized film showing the highlights of the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York.
We're getting up a petition asking parents in the neighborhood to raise their sons' allowances."
Colorized photo of Norma Smallwood, Miss America 1926, with her hair attached to electric permanent wave equipment.
The first segment of the very first episode of NBC's Today show starring Dave Garroway.
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer Ad, Cosmopolitan, October 1908, page 218.
Colorized photograph of women bathing on an unknown beach.
Animated television advertisement for the 1950 DeSoto automobiles.
Free Slide Rule Ad, Crack Detective Stories, September 1945, page 93.
Atlanta policeman drags African American high school student Taylor Washington to paddy wagon during demonstration against restaurant segregation.
A hilarious Mr. Know-It-All clip of Bullwinkle explaining to Rocky how to hitchhike.