NEW YORK CITY — Pond5 (pond5.com), a marketplace for licensing royalty-free footage and other media, has launched its archival footage collection. Expertly curated by international historians, the new Pond5 Archival Collection is a comprehensive video library containing historical moments and everyday life from the past 100 years.
Highlights from the collection include stunning footage of World War II, the Space Race, and the 20th century’s most important world leaders. Also featured are a wealth of clips acquired from European footage agency Framepool ranging from rarely seen historical moments to home video footage of daily life from throughout the decades, much of which is now exclusive to Pond5.
All video in the Pond5 Archival Collection is available with a royalty-free license featuring worldwide usage in perpetuity. This content has all been digitally converted and restored using professional film-conversion techniques, with the majority now available in high definition.
“Now, the countless producers and editors who rely on Pond5 for their films, TV shows, documentaries, nonfiction programming, educational content, and other creative projects can find all the historical media they need on our platform, as well,” says Pond5 CEO Jason Teichman. “We are very proud to offer so many unique views into history, and this is just the latest step in making Pond5 the one-stop resource for all creative professionals.”
The company’s Americana show reel spotlights the depth and quality to be found within the library. The compilation features such famous faces as Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, the Beatles, Amelia Earhart, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and other icons and everyday faces from throughout the 20th century.