This short video (just over five minutes long) contains a real mixture of historical photos, the earliest ones taken in the 1890s. It covers a variety of subjects, from the Depression Era, to WW2 and later. I have not seen any of them previously.
Historical Figures Brought To Life
I found this on You Tube, and thought it was impressively done.
Using ancient statues, famous paintings, and photographs, the film makers applied AI to give accurate colour representations and movements to the historical figures shown in this 9-minute film. Heads move, eyes open and close, and there are some facial expressions too.
One of the better uses of AI technology, in my opinion.
Moscow On Film In Colour: 1908
Nine years before the Russian Revolution eventually formed the Soviet Union, someone filmed their trip to Tsarist Moscow.
Thanks to You Tube, we can see this 7-minute film 115 years later.
A Dog And A Piglet: Made Me Happy
My thanks to Jill for featuring this video on her blog. https://jilldennison.com/
The Exit Plan
My friend Antony sent me this professionally made short (14 minutes) film. It makes a serious point about our future, and the increasingly ageing population. A good cast makes it worth your while watching.
The Great Depression. Colourised Photos
Most of us are familiar with the many haunting photos taken during the Great Depression in America. We might also have read ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, or seen the film adaptation. I found this 7-minute video on You Tube that uses colourisation techniques to revisit many photos of the period, making the people in them seem familiar.
Some More Very Interesting Historical Photographs.
I found another 9-minute video containing a variety of historical photos, 38 in all. I have seen a few of them before but the majority were new to me.
More Interesting Historical Photographs
I found another 10-minute video online. Random historical photographs that include some quite powerful images. I hope you like them.
Unseen Historical Photos
I found this short 9-minute film on You Tube, featuring a random selection of historical photographs. Despite the title ‘unseen’, I have seen three of them previously, but not the rest. It also has a warning at the beginning, but I assure you that none of the photos are too disturbing, if at all.
The Earliest Moving Pictures?
This is a 17-minute film of some of the earliest known moving film footage. It begins with the work of Thomas Edison in 1888, and goes on into the next century.
Some of the footage is blurry, but that is to be expected with these extremely rare unrestored films.