Ephemeral Films

Celebrating the beauty and nostalgia of vintage ephemeral film footage, one GIF at a time.


To the best of my knowledge, all images that appear on this blog are in the Public Domain. However, all GIFs were made by me, unless otherwise specified. If you like them, please reblog them, but do not repost them as your own. Thanks!


I'd also like to gratefully acknowledge the Prelinger Archive for preserving, restoring, and making this footage available.

From “Good Grooming for Girls,” c. 1940s.

From “Good Grooming for Girls,” c. 1940s.

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