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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1968 Summer: Chicago River Cruise with Godmans & Howensteins

This is footage of the Godman and Howenstein families boarding and taking a riverboat cruise along the Chicago river. David Godman (age: 3 1/2) and Andy Godman (age: 1 1/2) are seen on the boat. Iconic buildings of the Chicago skyline, such as the Hancock building, are seen.

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1940s: Swimming – New York City & Harlem etc

This black and white film depicts a family trip to New York. Includes African American families lounging, fishing, and swimming near a body of water. Additional footage depicts an old woman and a young woman strolling arm in arm, children playing and a man hanging laundry. There are brief street scenes in front of the […]

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