Monday, October 23, 2006


Further to yesterday's report of archived children's story LPs, an email from one of the family tree services mentioned the British Pathe film library from 1896-1970 being available online. Like a You-Tube from another era, you can check out themes, people or places of interest, whether it be police doing drag pantomime in 1937, gnome-makers, a Punch & Judy swimsuit display, the Titanic setting sail or just sled dogs mushing for Shackleton.
Try out this little story on the invention of the telephone answering machine, backed by a chirpy little soundtrack.

Other British electronic archives listed here, with Australia here.

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