Whoa, Driving Around In Nazi Germany Was Super Intense

Archivists at the Library of Congress recently discovered a "Nazi Driver Education Film." It shows German society just a few years before the war, along with the rather bizarre — and frightening — driving culture of the times. » 10/10/14 9:10am 10/10/14 9:10am

The Animated Centaurs That Predate Fantasia By Decades

Below the jump is the only remaining fragment of Winsor McCay's 1921 animation The Centaurs. It was produced by Rialto Productions and there's a certain charm to it. Except for the centaur foal at the end, which is just creepy. » 7/02/14 3:00am 7/02/14 3:00am

Dream-like nature photography from the 1890s

These incandescent pictures and postcards from the turn of the 19th century aren't true color photography — they were colored using a process known as photochrom that gave the landscapes they depict a fuzzy warm veneer. » 8/11/10 7:30am 8/11/10 7:30am

Library of Congress To Acquire All Twitter Messages For Historical…

Internet, your narcissism has been validated. The Library of Congress will archive all public tweets for historical purposes. Somewhere in the unfathomable future, a historian really, really cares that you had a Reuben for lunch today. [Physorg] » 4/14/10 5:49pm 4/14/10 5:49pm

Michael Jackson's Zombie Musical Honored by the Library of Congress

Of all the things the King of Pop was famous for, Michael Jackson's music video for "Thriller" was one of his geekiest contributions. Today, the zombie-themed short was officially selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry. » 12/30/09 3:30pm 12/30/09 3:30pm

Spielberg Gets Locked Into Underground Vault

Two films that Steven Spielberg had a hand in, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Back to the Future, were both selected alongside 23 other films to be shelved forever in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. They'll get locked up inside a hermetically sealed vault, and preserved in mason jars with… » 12/27/07 11:30am 12/27/07 11:30am