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Identifier: F.2018-03-0052
Identifier: F.2018-03-0063
Identifier: F.2008-06-0024
Identifier: F.2018-03-0032
Identifier: F.2008-06-0032
Identifier: F.2004-02-0036
Identifier: F.2006-06-0001
The Ferd Isserman collection consists of 16mm home movies shot primarily in Chicago from the early 1930s through the late 1960s. Documenting leisure time, trips and holidays, highlights from the collection include family visits to the Chicago World’s Fair (A Century of Progress International Exposition) in 1933-34; a legion marching band and USO dedication in Chicago during WWII; the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1932; the 20th Miss America pageant held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ in 1946; a trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1946-47; and Thanksgiving celebrations in the 1930s, 1940s and 1968.