Rick Prelinger

@footage

Meta-archivist; home movie collector; co-founder outsider library; makes live historical film events; teaches Film&DigitalMedia @UCSC. Words own unless copied.

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Most coal is wasted. From Factory magazine, February 1912 #prelingerlibrary

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I just found my Oskar #Fischinger laserdisc

Example of Dufaycolor, mid-1930s

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It looks like they’re finally demolishing the New Deal-era old terminal building at DTW. Too bad.

Michigan highway workers memorial. Sculpture by Carl Floyd from MDOT surplus materials, 1994

Thanks, , had a wonderful time! The hunt for new #Detroit #archival footage starts now!

Ancestor of #Craigslist, Sept 17 1971: classifieds & personals from San Francisco Good Times weekly paper. #sf

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Essential communications are a human right, at least at this phone booth near Lake Shasta, Calif.

Outdoor film screening starting shortly

New ScanStation arriving

From the dais at Porter College graduation, a first-time experience for me

Aquatic screening from catamaran/music raft floating on Mission Bay, #SF with lots of #prelinger footage

“Floating Man” regatta of unusual art-watercraft in Mission Bay, the central vessel being a project

Sing Sing #prison cells, "like a #library where human documents are shelved and forgotten." Ind Mgmt 1921/01/15

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"The ONLY REAL Security -- A HOME of your own." (1945)

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Back in stock!

Someone is feeding the #coyotes at Middle Lake, Golden Gate Park.

Hint of dope culture in the Holdenville, Oklahoma July 1937 phone book. Guaranteed authentic! #420

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Sorting books for ’s Manual of Civilization at Interval; a #library to survive the apocalypse, if possible

Here’s previewing her forthcoming book Inside the Machine