Laughing stock

The following are subjects requested from various image and stock footage archives over the last two years. The requests were made by researchers, TV and film producers, and teachers. The list was compiled by William Cole, a New York documentary producer.

Hitler in his bunker.
The Titanic sinking.
Slaves working in the fields.
First hot-air balloon ascension.
The Industrial Revolution, especially trains (circa 1830).
The American Revolution.
Columbus discovering America.
Remains of Noah’s Ark.
Captain Cook landing in Australia.
George Washington crossing the Delaware.
Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence.
Lewis Carroll, reading from his work.
Jack the Ripper, from around the time of the murders.
Battle of Waterloo.
First lunar landing, shot from the moon.
Moses parting the Red Sea.
Prehistoric times.
Jesus Christ (footage and photographs).

Excerpted and rearranged from Harper’s Magazine.