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Welcome to The Historical Archive

Your one stop resource for rare vintage film collections, book archives and much more convenienty packaged in CD and DVD format for your enjoyment. Browse our shop where you will find all manner of history, genealogy, war and nostalgia items for your continuing education and entertainment. From vintage TV commercials to memorable moments in history, our many products are sure to satisfy your educational itch.

  Our Featured Product


The Evolution of the Steam Locomotive (1803 to 1898) on CD

The evolution of the steam locomotive (1803 to 1898) was published in 1899 by The Railway Publishing Company and authored by George Augustus Nokes. The book is a fascinating look at the evolution of the steam locomotive as the premier power train for railroads in the 19th century from its earliest beginnings to the perfection of this technology. The book is approximately 350 pages long and nicely illustrated.


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We created a new store category to better organize our growing collection of genealogy resources - organized by state. Visit the colection at The Genealogy Collection

We are currently working on a long term project to bring The Big Picture War Documentaries into our collection of war DVDs. You can see our growing collection at The Big Picture Film Series.

High Resolution videos of the Apollo Missions from the Space Vehicles in our Space History product category.

We have added additional products to our railroad collection, including interesting collections about Subways and Trolleys as well as an interesting collection of Frisco Employee's Magazine.

Vintage art techniques are hot. Learn the Art of Illuminated Manuscripts and Human Anatomy Drawing with these two latest additions to our catalog.

Two years in the making, it is our pleasure to present the official release of the Master Edition of The War of the Rebellion - the only fully searchable, page perfect digital edition of the OR. (Press Release)

Locomotives - those hugely powerful motors on wheels - were the critical invention in making rail travel possible. View our new collection Early Locomotives and Their History to learn more about these powerful machines.

More News & Articles

To keep up with changes on our website and interesting historical articles on a variety of topics, be sure to check out our Historical Happenings Blog.

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