Tag Archives: vintage

Monday, August 27th, 2012

old timey dogs play football

This is a clip from “The Dogville Comedies” from the late 1920s where dogs play a game of football. It is like the great-grandaddy of the puppy bowl. [VIA]

Friday, August 10th, 2012

vintage singing dog

Here is a dog singing along with its owner in a clip from the 1930s. This dog was an internet animal pioneer!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

the snogometer

This is footage from 1965 showing off a British teenager’s invention, a snogometer, made using £2 worth of electrical equipment. Just keep it away from the grownups.

Friday, July 13th, 2012

scarecrow man

This is a little clip from the 1930s where a man shows off his live scarecrow gig – because everyone knows a stuffed scarecrow doesn’t really scare crows.

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

london circus in 1951

Here is a clip from the London Circus in 1951 that shows performing elephants, a horse that jumps through giant drums, a bear on a motorbike, and some clowns. Quite a lot going on!

Monday, May 21st, 2012

how a bicycle is made

This is an instructional film from 1945 showing how Raleigh bicycles are made – from start to finish.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

1955 hover board

Here is footage from a 1955 test of the first flying platform done by the US Navy. Vintage hover party time. [VIA]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

the avengers ’78

This is a movie trailer for “The Avengers” back in 1978. It introduces you to the characters and their enemies – KISS. Pretty neat. [VIA]

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

1938 window washers

Here are some window washers doing their job in 1938 making the Empire State Building all squeaky clean. I don’t know what is scarier – those harnesses or the planking camera guy.

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

sky high bath time

In 1931 a man decided to rig a bath up to a hot air balloon and wash up. You know somewhere, someone is like “yeah, my grandpa took a bath suspended from a hot air balloon.”