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12100 Sunrise Valley Drive
Box E-230-16
United States

Tel: +1 302-724-4153


CriticalPast offers historic footage and stills comprising one of the largest stock archives in the world. All licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity. Average HD clip price is only $200 for 2 minutes. Over 57,000 broadcast quality clips. Immediate downloads of HD and SD masters and time-coded screeners 24 hours a day to serve the needs of broadcast news, TV, and film professionals. Your source for footage of events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.

Drawn largely from U.S. government sources, CriticalPast contains a huge number of military and war clips as well as propaganda and educational films from many countries.

The CriticalPast world war collection is second to none, and includes footage from World War I, World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, and The Cold War. Other specialties include worldwide Political Figures, Industrialization, Culture, Civil Rights, Transportation, Aviation, and Space.

Worldwide clients include leading production companies, broadcasters, filmmakers, advertisers, publishers, museums, and online education companies.