1962: Chicago – Going to Airport

This home movie opens with shots of swimmers wading in the shores of Lake Michigan. It then transitions to a scenic drive through Chicago neighorhoods, including a drivers POV down Martin Luher King Boulevard in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Establishments featured include the Regal Cinema, Vito’s Super Mart, Essex Motel and Church of Divine Guidance.

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1939 circa: Angel Guardian Orphanage Neighborhood

Home movie shot at the Angel Guardian Orphanage and surrounding neighborhood. The film begins with a panorama of the orphanage, followed by scenes of the groundskeeper sweeping, boys playing baseball, train trolleys on a bustling Clark street, children playing on the grounds, boys on horses, a man and his automobile and more baseball.

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1948 circa: Trip to Stillman Valley, Illinois – Bike Club Trip by Train to Beloit, Wisconsin

A home movie that begins with a color footage of a trip to Stillman Valley, Illinois and the town’s Stillman’s Run Memorial. This is followed by black and white footage of a League of American Wheelmen’s (now known as the League of American Bicyclists) cycle train excursion from Chicago to Beloit, Wisconsin. These scenes include […]

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