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Ever Been Had
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins Silent
Featuring a henpecked man on the moon, the last Englishman on Earth, and electric death rays, this remarkable cartoon skilfully treads a tightrope between sci-fi, comedy, and propaganda. In just two years, popular postcard artist Dudley Buxton moved from simple lightning sketching on camera to this animated mini-masterpiece. Make sure you stick around for the killer punchline…
A Pencil and Alick P.F. Ritchie
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 7 mins Silent
More chalk-talker than pencil-pusher, this popular artist recreates his cartoons for the screen with flashes of added animation.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1914 5 mins Silent
Cartoon drawings come to life to haunt the German Emperor in a witty piece of WWI propaganda.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 1 mins Silent
Pioneering visual graphics – with added cotton wool – recreate an incendiary WWI incident involving a stricken British submarine.
Peter's Picture Poems
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 3 mins Silent
A star-spangled sock on the nose for Kaiser Wilhelm, as this wordplay propaganda cartoon meets war crimes with pun-ishment
John Bull's Animated Sketch Book
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1916 10 mins Silent
The hand of the artist tweaks the nose of “Kaiser Bill” and friends in this episode from an early animated propaganda series
John Bull's Sketch Book
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 4 mins Location: Scarborough
This WWI cartoon rouses the British lion, bringing to life the December 1914 German Naval raid on Scarborough with visual flourishes.
Clothes to Please
News 1963 1 mins Location: Devon
Responses to questions about dressing to please are of their day.
Farming through the Seasons - Dipping, Shoeing and Market
Amateur film 1963 16 mins Silent Location: Kirkby Stephen
Sheep dipping, horse shoeing, and other Cumbrian farming scenes.
Launch of HMS Resolution Submarine
Amateur film 1966 3 mins Silent Location: Barrow-In-Furness
A prestigious occasion for the Vickers Armstrong shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness.
Amateur film 1972 19 mins Silent Location: Bickershaw
Mud and music at Wigan's answer to Woodstock.
Exotic Pet Shop
News 1981 4 mins Location: Truro
A shop owner in Truro sells unusual pets.
Friend of the Little Tortoises
News 1961 5 mins Location: Exmouth
Kay Gray of Exmouth is interviewed about her campaign to stop the transportation of tortoises.