search cancel – Videos Going As Far Back As 1890

CriticalPast.comIn theory, this is a site that will be appealing to historians most of all, but I frankly see no reason why the average Joe wouldn’t get anything out of it. To put it in very simple words, Critical Past is like YouTube for videos going way back in history up to 1890.


Every decade from that until 1990 is touched upon, and the idea is that you can search the site much like you can search YouTube and do research (in case you are a historian) or learn more about the way the world looked way back (if you are an average internaut).

The one and only drawback (and the most ineluctable argument if we were to veto the general appeal that a site like this one could have) is that you necessarily have to pay to use it. There are two different plans that you could go for: “Pro” and “Consumer”, and while the price of the latter is absolutely negligible (less than $ 2) we know how reluctant people are to spend money. But I hope I am wrong, and that people are not deterred by such a fact – the site is really professional and the content is a true source of amazement. In Their Own Words

“View more than 57,000 historic videos and 7 million photos in one of the world’s largest collections of royalty-free archival stock footage.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Not only does the site offer an eclectic collection of clips, they can actually be downloaded too.

Some Questions About

In which ways can the site be sampled for free?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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