W C Bailey of Underhill, Vermont poses with his bicycle during his trip to Chicago in Elgin, Illinois. He rides a bicycle.
A snake gets caught in a spider web in Elgin, Illinois. The snake after it got caught in a spider web in the cellar of a local banker.
Aftermath of a cyclone in Elgin, Illinois. Damaged buildings and houses after a cyclone hits the city. Wreckage on the ground. An upturned car. A damaged house after the cyclone. Cars move past uprooted trees.
Classic National Stock Car Road Race in Elgin,Illinois. Spectators seated at the grandstands. Drivers in Ford V-8 cars. Officials on back of V-8. 'Shanesy Motor Co Inc.' written on side of car. Driver holds a black cat. 'Litsinger Chicago De Palma' written on side of the car. Classic National Stock Car Road Race begins. Cars 1 and 2 flag off. Other cars like Dodge,Chevrolet and Plymouth flag off. Cars race around a course. Trees on either side of a road. Cars cross the finish line. Ford V-8 car wins the race. Winner being kissed by his wife.
60 mile bicycle race in Chicago,Illinois. The 60 mile Elgin to Chicago bicycle race begins. Riders ride through a field and streets. Armin Massin wins the race. Winner poses with the trophy.
From the Ford Motor Company produced film, "Scenes From the World of Tomorrow" documenting the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York City. View of buildings of the New York World's Fair of 1940. The Brooklyn Bridge. Aerial view of Manhattan Island, New York City. Skyscrapers of New York City including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. New York Harbor and ships in the harbor. View of the buildings of the New York Worlds Fair in the distance in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from high in a skyscraper of New York City. The Fair's Trylon and Perisphere stand out. People walk along the sides of fountains and waterways at the fair. Crowds milling about, bands marching, dancers performing. Flags of many nations flying on the flag poles. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of George Washington, as the first President of the United States and a statue of George Washington. A bus moves on the street. Fountains and a small bridge near a waterway. Pavilions of nations of England, Japan, and Italy. The USA building and some of the buildings of U.S. States including Maine and Florida. Fountains and waterways of the fair. Woman and two girls eat ice cream cones. A Raymond Loewy - designed S1 experimental streamlined locomotive created for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pavilions of American Telephone & Telegraph and of United States Steel Corporation, also of Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors.