1933 Chicago World’s Fair

1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. Opening scenes include 18th Century dancing, Wakefield (Washington’s birthplace), Morris dancing and shots around the various fair villages. Highlights include a man dressed in a Christmas tree costume, a bulldog meeting garden gnome, and beach antics.

1933 Chicago World’s Fair

Scenes from the 1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. This home movie begins with shots of pagodas and Frank Buck’s Jungle Camp where monkeys play on giant rock formations in front of the spectators. The film then quickly transitions to a group of elderly people roughhousing with a dog in a backyard

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1933 Chicago World’s Fair pt. 2

Scenes from the 1933 Chicago’s World Fair: Century of Progress International Exposition. Opening with shot of Freak Animal Exhibition building, Union Pacific-Pullman Streamline Train, Ford building, and other sites around the fair. Highlights include synchronized swimming, iceskating, a Scottish parade complete with swarms of kilts and bagpipes, car show, and a circus show with acrobatics

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Holy Family Academy: Sophomore Prep June Trip – Slocum Lake 1 Washington – Months of the Year – Children’s Wedding – Washington Trip 1946 – Xmas Dances 1942

A home movie featuring the nuns and students of Holy Family Academy, a Cathollic elementary and high school once located at 1444 West Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. This particular film features various student field trips as well as recitals and dances held at the school.

1964-1967: 1967 Little Pete – 1964 Milwaukee Zoo – Holy Hill – Christmas

Home movie of the Sisak family featuring a trip to the Milwaukee zoo and Holy Hill as well as children riding amusement rides, Christmas morning, a boy’s birthday party and First Communion festivities. The film ends with parents posing with their newborn and shots of the baby in his crib.

1965: Summer – Christmas – Jeff’s 5th Birthday – Judy 7th Birthday – Halloween

Sisak family home movie shot primarily in Racine, Wisconsin. The film features a visit to a deer farm, children riding amusement rides, children swimming in a backyard swimming pool, Door County lake scenes, family Christmas scenes, children ice skating, children riding bicycles, a young girl’s birthday party and another feeding zoo. The final scenes include

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1961-1962: Seattle

A Sisak family home movie shot in Seattle, Washington while Mr. Sisak and his family were stationed there during the 1961 Berlin Crisis. The film features historical Seattle sites, including the Capitol Building and the Space Needle. The film also includes panoramas of the city, family visits to gardens, rural driving scenes and footage of

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1963: Judy 4th Birthday – Racine July 4th Parade

Sisak family home movie featuring Judy’s 4th Birthday party, children playing in a residential yard, Door County lake and cabin scenes, family feeding deer and a Racine July 4th parade. The film ends with more Door County scenes and a trip to a feeding zoo.

1962: Baby Shower – Halloween

Sisak family home movie that includes footage of children playing in a residential yard, a large picnic, a baby shower, Door County scenes and children posing in their Halloween costumes. The second half features Christmas scenes, an Easter egg hunt, more Door Country scenes and children playing in the snow.

1961: A Little Bit of Everybody

This color film depicts families and friends eating, drinking and lounging at home.