YouTube Time Machine is a fabulous research tool

I recently came across a very helpful research tool for writers called YouTube Time Machine.  You can view videos clips from 1860 to present with over 10,000 videos available.  It’s totally awesome and can help you with specifics and to capture the general sensibility of the period you’re writing in. You can find movie trailers, sports or cultural events, commercials, and current events. Thanks to GalleyCat for the heads up on this.

Here’s an example of TV commercial from 1954. There are 63 other videos from this year!