Associated Press is uploading its film archive to Youtube, a massive undertaking, and the Village Voice have singled out a bunch of New York clips on their site. Caden Cotard would dig it.
"Aren’t they a treasure trove?" says Jenny Hammerton, an archivist for the videos based in London. She adds, "The main reason for us putting our collection on YouTube is financial. Up until now, only filmmakers, news channels, and documentary makers really had access to our collection.
"The added bonus to this, of course, is that historians, educators, and members of the general public now have access to the biggest collection of historical material ever loaded up to YouTube." (Source)
Here's "a look at the Flatiron building in 1901, horses and trolleys in 1903, and the subway and Broadway in 1904":
Thanks to Cristian!