1929 baseball newsreel, entitled, "Athletics and Cubs Clash in World's Series." Long-distance aerial shot of Wrigley Field, Chicago. A's starter Howard Ehmke warms up (with submarine motion) before the game. Title card notes he struck out 13 Cubs. A's manager Connie Mack and Cubs manager Joe McCarthy (both Hall of Famers) shake hands before game. Title card says 51,000 spectators in attendance. A's first baseman and Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx seen rounding third, touching home after hitting home run to give A's 1-0 lead. A's outfielder Bing Miller singles to score Mickey Cochrane. Fans exit ballpark across the field after A's win. Shots of packed Wrigley Field stands. Camera pans across part of ballpark during game; note absence of famous ivy on Wrigley Field outfield walls..
The switchboard control room at a rail station in Chicago, Illinois. A telephone switchboard operator wearing headphones at the controls in a control room at a rail station. The girl speaks on the phone. An engine driver in an underground tunnel of the train system talks on an early telephone to the switchboard operator. The train passes through a tunnel. The switchboard operator in the control room handling several telephone calls at a time. An open rail car emerges out of the tunnel.
Ice skating on roof of a thirty-five story building in Chicago,Illinois. Hotel manager opens a skating rink on the roof of the building. Group of men, women and children skate on roof top. Other buildings surrounding the skating rink-topped hotel.
Camera pans across the stadium at Shibe Park, in Philadelphia, during the 5th game of the 1929 World Series, between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs. It focuses on U.S. President Herbert Hoover, standing in private box of Athletics part-owner,Tom Shibe, with First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, at his right. Mrs Harry Mackey, and her husband, Philadelphia Mayor, Harry Arista Mackey, are standing to the President's left. Patriotic bunting is placed on the railing in front of them. Scene shifts to the infield viewed from right center field. Views of infield as play is underway. Athletics' Miller hitting a stand-up double and Haas rounding the bases with a home run that helped the Athletics to beat the Cubs by 3-2 in this 5th and final game of the series.
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.
Film opens with hazy aerial views of Chicago Illinois. Scene shifts to views from vehicle driving on Chicago highway. A road sign reads"Des Plaines River Rd exits 1/2 mile ahead." A Boeing 727 commercial airliner is seen overhead with wheels down as it descends to land. Some 1960s cars drive past. View back, of the airliner descending above the highway, and of truck and cars passing the camera vehicle. Overhead road sign reads "Chicago Downtown 15 Miles." View of the Chicago skyline of buildings on Lake Michigan waterfront. View from slow moving aircraft of the Wrigley Building; the Michigan Avenue Bridge across the Chicago River; and the Tribune Tower. Camera continues to pan to East and then at building with "United Insurance" written near its top. Camera then swirls downward to river and bridges directly below and then back up from street and down again, ending on avenue near building displaying two American flags.