Tag Archives: news reel

Photo of the Day – 2/11/14 (“Metrotone News”, 1928)

Daily Photo — “Metrotone News”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1928. “Photographing fire for newsreels.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 Click image to enlarge

Leave a comment

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Daily Photo


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Video of the Day – 3/18/13 (Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel, 1937)

Daily Video — “Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel, 1937”

On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg, the prize of the Nazi commercial air fleet suddenly and tragically ignited, burst into flames and crashed in Lakehurst, NJ.  35 people on board the airship adn one on the ground perished, making it one of the worst air disasters of the time, and sounding the death knell of the zeppelin/airship era in aviation.

This is the actual newsreel footage, shot by Pathé of the ship itself, the entire ignition and burning, and the aftermath from 1937.

All videos are owned by their respective YouTube channels and users and are embedded here for your benefit to use in class in compliance with the appropriate copyright provisions.
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Daily Video


Tags: , , , , , , ,