Also featured in Annyas’ collection is the now retired ‘End’ title, with an explanation for its departure:
In the early days of cinema almost every film had it’s own ‘The End’ title. The reason for this was that the credits were shown at the beginning of a film. This changed in the sixties when only the most important people like actors and directors were mentioned in the opening credits, the rest of the cast and crew would be mentioned during the (now often minutes-long) closing credits.
For hundreds more, check out The Movie Title Stills Collection. And if you can’t get enough there are a few other film title collections out there and a couple great ‘End’ sets on Flickr. For the motion side of things, check out The Art of the Title and Forget the Film, Watch the Titles.