Video Shows What Maine & Massachusetts Were Like 100 Years Ago
I am a huge history geek. I love history so much that I spend most of my lunches watching history videos on Youtube.
In particular, I have always been interested in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Basically, the time between 1880 and 1930. For me, that timeframe is particularly fascinating because of all of the changes that took place in those years. We went from riding horses and mailing letters to driving cars and making telephone calls.
That's why I found this video so interesting.
The Periscope Films Youtube channel posted a video entitled 'Regional Geography New England Part Two'. The video, which was produced by the Society for Visual Education Inc, dates back to the 1920s. The video shows raw footage of various spots across New England. Included are notable cities, historic sites, notable schools, and more.
There's footage of the Gloucester, Massachusetts, fishing industry.
There's also video of cities like Providence, Hartford, Portland, Worcester, and Boston.
The video takes us to some historic sites, like Plymouth Rock.
The video even shows what some of the most famous New England colleges were like back in the 1920s. Take Bowdoin College in Brunswick, for example.
If you love history, it is really worth taking the 12 minutes to watch the video.
If you are a teacher (or if you just love history), you should check out the entire Periscope Films channel. It is loaded with classic educational films from the 1920s through the 1970s, including travel guides, mini-documentaries, military recruitment films, and high school educational films. If you are mature, you may remember seeing some of these cringe-worthy films in your drivers education or health classes.