Morro Castle Pathe Newsreel

1934 Pathe newsreel; an intrepid cameraman is hoisted aboard the still smouldering wreck of the Morro Castle to capture haunting images of her warped and charred decks..

Travels in Many Lands : 1920s Travel Documentary

7 travel films from the 1920s.1 : Historic Bruges2 : From Chamonix : The Ascent of Mont Blanc3 : En Alsace: Hansi's Country4 : Venice: Jewell of the Adriatic5 : Camels Across the Desert6 : The Alhambra7 : Elephants…

Morro Castle Newsreel

A newsreel from 1934 showing scenes of the fire that engulfed the Morro Castle and the rescue of her survivors.Courtesy of Jim Kalafus

London's River

This 9.5mm pathescope film illustrates a 1920s tour down the Thames. From Hampton Court to the Pool of London the viewer is taken on an evocative journey through the historic heart of England's capital.

The Leaving of Liverpool

A family sets sail for Canada in the 1930s.The landing stage at Liverpool. The passenger gangways are visible.Passengers board.Liverpool's "Three graces". At left: the Liver building, built in 1911 for the Royal Liver…

QE2 TO THE WEST INDIES

Taken from an 8mm cine film from December 1970, this movie contains some great early views of the Cunard cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2). There are views of Commander Warwick at a cocktail reception as well as external views of sailors…

Across the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam

This short 16mm film, shot sometime before 1958 records a journey across the Caribbean, taking in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica and the Panama Canal. There are views of other liners including the Mauretania 2 and some somewhat smaller…

Queen Mary Sea Trials

The Cunard Liner RMS Queen Mary is shown standing off Gourock, Scotland on the Clyde for anchor trials, adjustment of the magnetic compasses and fitment of her lifeboats.Smoke Pours from the Queen Mary's funnels as she waits off Gourock.…

Queen Mary Maiden Voyage Newsreel

The Queen Mary left Southampton on 27th May 1936.  She arrived in New York after a 5 day voyage.

Cuba to America on the Orizaba

A cruise from Cuba and along the East Coast in the 1920s taking in an excursion to Kensico Dam. The SS Paris film is by the same group. For more about the Siboney and Orizaba see the article: The Morro Castle, the Mohawk and the End of the Ward…

A Voyage on the Paris

A cruise along the East Coast c.1932. This 16mm film is by the same photographer as the film of the Siboney or Orizaba.Passengers at the gate, viewed from the ship's side.New York City: A busy deck sceneNew York City:…

Strathallan Sea Trials

Unique and evocative home movie of the ill fated liner passing onlookers as she departs on her sea trials.The ill-fated liner passes onlookers off Gourock, Scotland. This film is by the same photographer as the Queen Mary sea trials film…

Christmas in New York

Short film recording scenes in New York City at Christmas 1970 including ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza and a performance at Radio City Music Hall.By the same photographer as the QE2 West Indies cruise. Christmas in New York. This…