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Video: British Pathé Chicago-Centric Newsreel Footage

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 17, 2014 9:55PM

Newsreels, like rotary phones, stagecoaches and good music on FM radio, are a nice look into how we got our news before we could overload our intake with a simple online search. For 60 years, Pathé News specialized in filming documentaries and newsreels. Under the banner British Pathé, those newsreels, especially, live on in the Internet Age.

Earlier this week British Pathé uploaded 85,000 videos to YouTube. Here are 10 videos focusing on Chicago we feel you’ll enjoy as they're peeks into the city's history. Search through the entire Chicago query here and share your favorites.

[h/t Gapers Block]

1. Tornado in Chicago (1961)

2. The Changing Face of Chicago (1963)

3. "Brittania" Arrives In Chicago (1959)

4. "Waltzes from Chicago!" (1931)

5. Great Fire in Chicago (19340

6. Chicago World's Fair (1933)

7. Riots in Chicago (1922)

8. Chicago Police Confiscate Slot Machines (1957)

9. Dancing on the Rooftops (1938)

10. Dodgers Win the World Series at Comiskey Park (1959)

And here's a bonus video featuring the city at night.