This is the oldest footage ever shot of the city of Chicago. Spanning from 1896 through 1935, we get to see everything from the old stockyards to Michigan Avenue.
It also shows
Lake Michigan covered in ice
The Chicago Riots in 1922
The World Series in 1917 (Reds vs. White Sox)
An elephant race through downtown
There’s also a map on the side which shows you where the footage was taken.
Take some time to appreciate this stunning footage of your home town. You’ll never look at the Windy City again after watching this.