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Chicago Illinois USA 1965 stock footage and images

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Numerous views of shoppers, pedestrians, traffic and ordinary activities of people in the City of Chicago, circa 1965

Opening scene shows North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago, Illinois, around Christmastime, 1965. Two small Christmas trees sit atop shelves on a lamp post. The Marina City Condos are in the far background. Several sailors in uniform are among the pedestrians on the sidewalk. Heavy pedestrian traffic crossing by Shoppers Corner. Pedestrians including some sailors, near the Planters Hotel. Some persons are carrying umbrellas.Crowded sidewalks at East Randolph Street. Many American flags displayed on all the streets. Glimpse of a policeman directing pedestrians. Closeups of some people in the throngs, including young couples, Catholic Nuns in habit, people from all walks of life, going about their ordinary activities, and more sailors. Camera focuses on an open manhole in the pavement, where a man is working. Wooden sign around the open hole identifies him as a worker for the City Bureau of Electricity. A welder at work on an overhead marquee. Buses and trucks maneuvering under an elevated train track. The train moving atop the structure. Camera pans down a cluster of modern buildings, to an ice skating rink below, where skaters are enjoying themselves. A group of Sailors walking across a bridge.

Date: 1965
Duration: 1 min 31 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Night life in Chicago's Old Town filmed in 1965

Opens with montage of illuminated signs for various businesses on Wells Street and environs in Old Town Chicago. Camera focuses on the Stagecoach Restaurant and zooms in on its sign. The camera then shows brief scenes in darkened night spots featuring jazz musicians performing. Glimpse of cars on dark street. Several young people outside a place featuring "topless" Go Go dancers. A young woman showing disapproval, turns away from a young man with her. .Closeups of people mingling on Wells Street. Shimmering dress of a dancer along with closeup of a musician playing bongo drums. More glimpses of people on the sidewalks. Inside a club, a woman in a short dress is singing and dancing accompanied by a band of musicians. Momentary glimpse of a street artist at work. View down on a piano being played by a jazz musician. A woman dancing alone, as musicians play. Two views of drummer playing in a band.

Date: 1965
Duration: 1 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Museums, buildings, bridges, monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois during the mid 1960s.

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.

Date: 1965
Duration: 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Highway, houses, bridges, waterfront, skyscrapers and cars on roads of Chicago, Illinois United States.

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.

Date: 1965
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Scenes of West Side neighborhoods in Chicago, illinois.

Elevated views of large buildings of Chicago and ground nearby. Buses and 1960s cars on busy roads, streets, and highways in West Chicago area. A street car or trolley goes by on a road. It's connecting electric rod can be seen above it. Pedestrians walk on roads and sidewalks in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago. Shops in the area. Three women walk on sidewalk in front of a pizzeria. Old men on streets. A residential area, and the Notre Dame de Chicago Roman Catholic church nearby. City of Chicago workers, of the Department of Urban Renewal, work to clean debris from an area and load it on a truck. A huge building under construction.

Date: 1965
Duration: 1 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Shops and public places, men having a haircut at barber's shop and old people talking, in Chicago, Illinois United States.

Shops and public places in Chicago, Illinois United States. People enter the L. Fish Furniture company, established 1858, with a fish-shaped sign at the entrance. Men having hair cut at the La Estrella barber shop. A man reads a Spanish language newspaper. One man in waiting line plays with his dog. View of the entrance way and shop windows at the Sajewski Music Store "since 1897" in a Polish neighborhood and streets of Chicago. An older man and a young boy look in the windows at guitars and a drumset on display. Signs in a Polish neighborhood of Chicago advertising goods with both English and Polish signs. Old women walk on sidewalks. A close-up of an elderly man. Old citizens of Chicago talk to each other. Public buses drive on roads. The elevated train arrives, pulling into a station stop.

Date: 1965
Duration: 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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