Vintage stock footage and millions of stock photo images

The largest collection of historical archival films in the world. All transmission quality is available for immediate download in multiple frame rates and HD codecs, including full resolution screening programs. The video clips are licensed without copyright, worldwide, forever, for all media; serving the needs of historical filming of news, television and cinema professionals from around the world, 24 hours a day.

Critical Past video samples

Critical Past

With more than 57,000 historic clips and 7 million stills for immediate download, CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.