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PRESERVED FILMS

Bayshore Round-Up (1920)

Film showing the Bayshore Amusement Park in its heyday, preserved by the Maryland Historical Society with NFPF support.

Treasures from American Film Archives

In 2000, 18 of America's premier archives joined forces with the NFPF to release preserved films from their collections for the first time on home video. The resulting 4-DVD set showcased the incredible diversity of American filmmaking and launched the award-winning Treasures DVD series. Originally produced through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Pew Charitable Trusts, the sold-out set was reissued in a reduced price edition in 2005. This “Encore Edition” was made possible through the support of the Cecil B. De Mille Foundation and Sterling Vineyards®. Two years later, the set was out of print again and fetching astronomical prices on eBay. We remain committed to keeping these films available and are pleased to present the original Treasures set on our website for the first time.

Accuracy First (ca. 1928)

Preserved by National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

The Autobiography of a Jeep (1943)

Preserved by National Archives And Records Administration

Battery Film (1985)

Preserved by New York Public Library

The Battle of San Pietro (1945)

Preserved by National Archives And Records Administration

Beautiful Japan (1918)

Preserved by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Blacksmithing Scene (1893)

Preserved by Museum of Modern Art

The Chechahcos (1924)

Preserved by University of Alaska Fairbanks

Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther (1939)

Preserved by Minnesota Historical Society

Composition 1 (Themis) (1940)

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives

The Confederate Ironclad (1912)

Preserved by George Eastman Museum

Demolishing and Building Up the Star Theatre (1901)

Preserved by Library of Congress

Dog Factory (1904)

Preserved by Library of Congress

Early Amateur Sound Film (1936–37)

Preserved by Northeast Historic Film

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)

Preserved by George Eastman Museum

The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903)

Preserved by Museum of Modern Art

George Dumpson's Place (1965)

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives

Hell's Hinges (1916)

Preserved by Museum of Modern Art

Her Crowning Glory (1911)

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

I’m Insured (1916)

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

Interior New York Subway (1905)

Preserved by Museum of Modern Art

Japanese American Communities (1927–32)

Preserved by Japanese American National Museum

The Keystone “Patrician” (1928)

Preserved by National Air And Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

The Land Beyond the Sunset (1912)

Preserved by George Eastman Museum

La Valse (1951)

Preserved by New York Public Library

The Lonedale Operator (1911)

Preserved by Museum of Modern Art

Move On (1903)

Preserved by Library of Congress

Negro Leagues Baseball (1946)

Preserved by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The News Parade of 1934

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

OffOn (1968)

Preserved by Pacific Film Archive

One-Room Schoolhouses (ca. 1935)

Preserved by West Virginia State Archives

The Original Movie (1922)

Preserved by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Peepshow Kinetoscopes (1894)

Preserved by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Preserved by Library of Congress

Private Snafu: "Spies" (1943)

Preserved by National Archives And Records Administration

Rose Hobart (1936)

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives

Running Around San Francisco for an Education (1938)

Preserved by Pacific Film Archive

Rural Life in Maine (ca. 1930)

Preserved by Northeast Historic Film

Snow White (1916)

Preserved by George Eastman Museum

Tevye (1939)

Preserved by National Center for Jewish Film

The Thieving Hand (1908)

Preserved by George Eastman Museum

Three American Beauties (1906)

Preserved by Museum of Modern Art

The Toll of the Sea (1922)

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

The Wall (1962)

Preserved by National Archives And Records Administration

West Virginia, the State Beautiful (1929)

Preserved by West Virginia State Archives

We Work Again (1937)

Preserved by National Archives And Records Administration

White Fawn’s Devotion (1910)

Preserved by Library of Congress

The Zeppelin “Hindenburg” (1936)

Preserved by National Air And Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution