Rick Prelinger

@footage

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

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Pitching anxiety to the consumer. "Why Boastful Advertising Is Based upon Fear." Advertising & Selling, 10/48.

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This piece of ephemera, now refound, first got me interested in computers, spring of 1960.

Say, anyone know which ferry terminal this is? I can't match this picture. #sfbay history

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The West: The Safety Valve [for discontented Easterners] (from Philip Dorf, Visualized American History, 1937)

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Let's whip those robots into line! (from the US gov pub School Life, late 1930s)

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We found our trinitite samples! Lost somewhere in the house for 10 years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitite

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Map of "Temporary War Housing" project at Hunters Point, San Francisco, Calif. #africanamerican #worldwarii

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Weighted bag for dumping classified information over the rail in case of capture (seen on USS Hornet, Alameda, CA)

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I guess I inhabit found image culture, full of astonishingly damaged, worn & worried images, & resist making more

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Someone's home movie of George Eastman (himself), shot in Cairo, Egypt, approx. 1927 #kodak #homemovies

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Happy portion-controlled Thanksgiving from Prelinger Library!

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Home movie damage! Burnt frame, window into the infinite. Fill the void. #archives #homemovies

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A surreal night in Middlebury, Vermont: all the light I can gather in 13 seconds.

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Contrarian geographer JB Jackson speaks up for "vitality" & "ingenuity" of often-reviled US #roadside culture

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Nostalgia time for the old #BayBridge! Here's a Cormorant toting nesting supplies. Shot frm new bridge, July 2010.

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Research help, please. What town is this (in California, I'm certain). Please explain your guess. Thanks!

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Alexander Graham Bell in the 1895 National #Telephone Directory

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Great Excitement in the Monkey Family (American Agriculturist, April 1867). Look closely --

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Very unhappy-looking students, 1910

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Transformative use of video... I mean videotape... knitting with VHS #transmedia #analogtoanalog

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