Collage

Video processing/editing: Pitivi 0.13.5
Audio (stereo) processing/editing: Audacity 1.3.12-beta
Additional audio recording: Rollei da5324

The siren sound which can be heard throughout the video is nothing else but a well distended sample of an interpretation of Samuel Barber's "Agnus Dei", the choral version of his more popular arrangement "Adagio for Strings". Other sounds were added.

The imagery is entirely retrieved from the Internet Archive and contains images of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.

I used samples from the following media files from the Prelinger Archives and the Ourmedia Collection via archive.org, presented in alphabetical order:

According to Plan: The Story of Modern Sidewalls for the Homes of America (1952)
archive.org/details/Accordin1952

Alcohol Trigger Films for Junior High: The Party, The Mother, The Bride (1979)
archive.org/details/AlcoholT1979

American Thrift (1962)
archive.org/details/American1962

Barber's Adagio for Strings (n.d.)
archive.org/details/Barbers_Adagio_for_Strings

Censorship: A Question of Judgment? (1963)
archive.org/details/Censorsh1963

Color it Clean (1966)
archive.org/details/ColoritC1966

The Darkness Before the Dawn (ca. 1955)
archive.org/details/Darkness1955

Drug Abuse: The Chemical Tomb (1969)
archive.org/details/DrugAbus1969

The Eyes and Their Care (An Introduction) (1941)
archive.org/details/EyesandT1941

Facts on Friction (1934)
archive.org/details/facts_on_friction

Health: Your Posture (1953)
archive.org/details/HealthYo1953

How the Eye Functions (1941)
archive.org/details/HowtheEy1941

New Seven-Function Remote Control for Color (1959)
archive.org/details/NewSeven1959

On Guard! The Story of SAGE (ca. 1956)
archive.org/details/OnGuard1956

One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety (1963)
archive.org/details/OneGotFa1963

Out of This World (1954)
archive.org/details/OutofThi1954

Streamlines (1936)
archive.org/details/Streamli1936

Target Invisible (ca. 1945)
archive.org/details/TargetIn1945

This Is Hormel (ca. 1965)
archive.org/details/this_is_hormel

When You Grow Up (1973)
archive.org/details/WhenYouG1973

Understand Your Emotions (1950)
archive.org/details/Understa1950

(This video contains no Easter eggs.)

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