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Bread today and jam tomorrow? Cheerful puppet cartoon with a catchy song sweetens the pill of post-war austerity.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1947 1 mins
Storm clouds may gather but every cloud has a silver lining, or so they say. This jolly postwar animated puppet film for National Savings was made to persuade the public of the benefits of investing in government bonds rather than splashing their hard-earned cash. With rationing and austerity still a feature of late-1940s life, there was little enthusiasm for further scrimping and self-denial. However, the cartoon’s upbeat imagery and promise of sunnier days ahead makes a noble attempt at dispelling the gloom.
Cinema Adverts for Humber, Raleigh and Rudge Bicycles
Advert 1938 2 mins Silent
A fun selection of vintage animated adverts promoting some of Britain's leading bicycle brands.
The Right Spirit
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1931 9 mins
Don’t judge a book by its cover but do judge a political party by its garage in this Conservative cartoon from the height of the depression.
Air to Wear
Advert 1957 2 mins Silent
As full of holes as his Aertex shirt, Uncle Jeff’s tall tales are captured in crayon in this animated cinema ad
Ovaltine - Train
Advert 1985 1 mins
Ovaltina will pick you up! With an electronic 80s synth and a catchy theme tune, Ovaltina parachutes in to save the day
Carnival in the Clothes Cupboard
Advert 1941 6 mins
A cartoon fantasy brings fabric patterns to life in a literal soap opera - yet even here the reality of Home Front life creeps in
Advert 1957 1 mins
After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician