A Journey Back in Time: Vintage Travelogues

The Travel Film Archive lets you “see the world the way it was.” Featuring dozens of videos shot between 1900 and 1970, these short travelogues take you across the globe, to farflung places that many Americans considered “exotic” at the time. Above, we have a 1940s clip that revisits the glories of Ancient Greece, taking you through the ruins of Athens. But you will also find countless other destinations – Asia (aka The Far East), India, Hawaii and the South Seas, the Middle East, South America, and Egypt and North Africa. Paris, Venice, and a sampling of European locations get coverage too, as do the early days of commercial air travel. You can dig through the full list right here. Thanks @KirstinButler

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  • Britalian says:

    Oh my, this is the most wonderful thing I have seen in ages!

    My family come from the area of the Bay of Naples near Sorrento and the Italian films alone are fantastic.

    Thank you so much for this, wonderful memories.

  • patricis hunter says:

    you should take a look at james fitzpatrick travelouges…. much more entertaining… but thrse are nice.. just a little dry….

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