This is a video of San Francisco from the 1940’s that’s been remastered (including a boost to 60FPS, enhanced to HD, improved sharpness and brightness, stabilized, denoised, and deblurred) and had color and ambient sound added. What a trip down memory lane this must be if you’re like 120 now.
This a vintage news report from the vaults of ABC7 in New York highlighting the crazy demand for Cabbage Patch Dolls leading up to Christmas in 1983. Man, those parents are NUTS. Me? If my kids want something and it’s out of stock or hard to get that’s just too
Traveling even further back in time than that 2001 BBC news report about cameraphones comes this January 31, 1978 Talking Heads performance of ‘Psycho Killer’ on a British music television program called ‘Old Grey Whistle Test.’ Catchy name. I actually love ‘Psycho Killer’ and used to play it all the
This is a video from Thomas Edison’s motion picture studio of the first ever copyrighted film, The Blacksmith Shop, filmed by Edison’s assistant W.K.L. Dickson, and delivered to the Library of Congress for copyrighting in August of 1893. Granted it’s not a particularly exciting film, but historic nonetheless. Ah, August,
This is a video of 1930’s London that’s been remastered, stabilized, and upscaled to high definition and 60FPS with AI. It’s also been colorized, but not necessarily historically accurately, presumably because Rose from Titanic was too busy contemplating why she didn’t scoot over and make room for Jack on that
It’s hard to believe 1992 was 30 years ago, isn’t it? Time passes in the blink of an eye (and thousands of cold ones). This is a video from a typical McDonald’s restaurant in 1992 when the fast food giant was promoting Batman Returns and the Summer Olympics were taking
This is a video documenting launch day of the iMac at a CompUSA store in Alexandria, Virginia on August 15, 1998 — just over 24 years ago. The interviews with the Apple reps and customers are great. As my mom would say, it’s a real hoot. I remember when I
This is some recently unearthed footage of New Orleans from way back in 1898 when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. The video features six floats from that year’s Mardi Gras parade (the theme was ‘Harvest Queens’), and more than one time traveler I was able to spot by zooming and