Category Archives: Chicago Film Archives

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 the amusement rides and panoramic scenes of the fair and the city backdrop as well as an aerial shot of the site. Highlights include animatronic dinosaurs, dance performances, belly dancing, amusements, Streets of Paris, and a

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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.

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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