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VideoFeb 2011

Frank Sinatra - The House I Live In (1945)

Film short featuring Frank Sinatra teaching a group of kids a lesson about tolerance.

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VideoSep 2009

How to maintain classroom discipline (1947)

Instructional movie for teachers on good and bad methods of disciplining inappropriate classsroom behaviour. While there are new and different problems in modern schools, the basic ideas in this film still hold.

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VideoSep 2010

Hamilton Watch Company presents: How a watch works

The inside story of a fine watch. Documentary from 1949 explaining watch mechanisms on a giant watch model.

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VideoJun 2010

The Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather (1943)

Fred Astaire once called this performance 'the greatest dance number ever filmed'. The Nicholas Brothers were an African-American team of dancing brothers, Fayard (1914Ė2006) and Harold Nicholas (1921Ė2000). With their highly acrobatic technique ('flash dancing'), high level of artistry and daring innovations, they were considered by many the greatest tap dancers of their day.

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VideoAug 2007

Tacoma Narrows Bridge 1940

'Galloping Gertie' collapsed due to wind vibrations

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VideoOct 2007

US dumps volatile chemical

Sodium disposal into Lake Lenore 1947

VideoJan 2009

Hellzapoppin (1941) - Slim and Slam Allstars Lindy Hopping

Clip from the film based on Olsen and Johnson's long running Broadway show featuring Frankie Manning the leading dancer at Harlem's legendary Savoy Ballroom (in the Mechanic's Dungarees)

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VideoApr 2012

Tea making tips (1941)

(10:02) There's no secret to making a great cup of tea, just six golden tips.

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VideoFeb 2013

The Horsemeat Scandal

(2:42) The sordid trade in horsemeat has been around for longer than you might imagine, as proven by this archive film from 1948.

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VideoJun 2009

1948 Davis Delta three-wheeler glides by

One of only 16 produced spotted at the Ypsilant orphan car show. Manufactured by the Davis Motorcar Co. USA, between 1947-49 it had a front engine - Henry J, 4 cylinder with rear wheel drive. The transmission was a syncromesh 3-speed Borg-Warner overdrive and with a top speed of 116 mph. Original Cost $1,400

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