Great Train Robbery, 1903 part 1
America's first narrative film and its first Western. The train is robbed.
Great Train Robbery, 1903 part 2
The big shootout and conclusion.
The Streets of New York City, 1916
A tour of Manhattan.
the Ford Model T, 1916
The car and the manufacturing process that changed America.
Induction Parade, 1917
American volunteers march off to war.
Captured German footage of one of its submarines in action during World War I.
British tanks in action.
from an Observation Balloon, 1918
An airborne observer narrowly escapes an attack by a German attacker.
Flying Ace, 1918
American air ace, Eddie Rickenbacker in his Spad airplane.
Advancing to the Front, 1918
Scenes of American troops making their way to the front
lines in the last assualt of World War I.
American troops go "over the top" and enter battle.
Film stars Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks lead the crowd to kick off a campaign to raise money for the war effort.
American soldiers celebrate the end of fighting on the Western Front.
Dust Bowl, 1936
Wind and dust ravage Middle America during the Great Depression.
The Hindenburg Arrives Over New York City, 1937
The German airship tours above Manhattan before traveling to its landing site
and disaster in New Jersey.
The Hindenburg Explodes,
The explosion and destruction of the German airship.
The Japanese Launch Their Attack on Pearl Harbor,
Japanese aircraft take off from their carriers.
Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
The view from a Japanese aircraft during the attack.
World War II - The Home Front
Women defense workers in action.