British Pathe: Check Out Some Of The World’s Oldest Video Footage

Hammad 18-02-2012

British Pathe is one of the world’s oldest media companies. Their website has an amazing archive of some of the world’s oldest footage and programmes.


world's oldest video footage

The employees of the company (British Pathe) itself in the early 1900’s developed all of the videos found on British Pathe. The videos have been used extensively in the world of television programmes, home videos, advertisements and in web publishing. However, all the professional footage require users to pay specific license fees.

To view the videos on the website, just browse through the categories, programmes or archives and find the videos that interest you. Once you find the video, you can click on it to play the video where you are also given the option to “buy” the video or view stills of the video.


  • Buy a license to some of the world’s most oldest footage to use in magazines, advertisement, corporate work, web publishing, etc.
  • Over 90,000 historic clips available.
  • Similar sites: TheTravelFilmArchive and CriticalPast..

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  1. Matt
    May 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

    "Most Oldest"? You either mean "oldest" or "most old". #corrections