AERIAL MOBILIZATION OVER CHICAGO Nation stirred at History's greatest aerial mobilization in Chicago, Illinois. The Army sends 672 planes into the air in maneuvers demonstrating strength and skill of flying forces which guard our borders. Armada never before equaled swoops down on the Chicago skyline and blankets the city under a protective smoke screen.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:24:00, No Audio
ARCHITECTS IN COSTUMES OF THEIR BUILDINGS In New York, NY a skyline for a masquerade ball. The Beaux Arts Fete features novel architectural costumes. Architect William Van Allen is dressed as the Chrysler building with a spire on his head. There are other architects dressed up as the New York City skyscrapers they designed.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
TOURISTS VIEW MANHATTAN BY BOAT AND BY PLANE In New York, NY the U.S.S. Constitution, once the Queen of the Navy, sails into harbor of the metropolis. The German airplane, "Do-X", the 20th century's mode of travel, floats over Manhattan's skyline to settle in a nearby berth and vie with the Navy ship for favor among the sight-seers, aerial views of 1931 Manhattan.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:45:00, No Audio
CHICAGO'S NEW SKYSCRAPER - 1955 Chicago's first skyscraper in two decades is dedicated in an official opening ceremony. The 41-story Prudential Life Insurance Building bosts an impressive lobby, its own time capsule and a breathtaking view of the city's skyline.
Date: December 8, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
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