Liberty Bond drive military exhibition at Grant Park, Chicago, after World War I.
United States USA Date:1919 Duration:1 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Huge outdoor exhibition of Military equipment in Grant Park, Chicago. A huge American flag is spread across a tall open steel tower, behind a stage. Thousands of visitors mingle with U.S. soldiers exhibiting military weapons and vehicles in conjunction with Liberty bond drive. Flag raising ceremony is punctuated by firing of artillery. Artillerymen demonstrate operation of a huge mortar affixed to a heavy steel raised platform. Hundreds of officials gather on stage of the fairground. An orchestra performs in front of the stage. View of Michigan Avenue across from exhibition ground. Sidewalk jammed with people. Large Victory monuments stand at edge of Grant Park. Museum seen in background.
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