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Credit: Fading Eyes/VimeoJeff Altman paid $40 for a canister of film simply labeled “Chicago” and “Print 1” at an estate sale on the south side of Chicago last year. Altman, who works in film post-production, transformed it to digital video and shared it online for folks to enjoy and help discover its origins. The Atlantic picked up the story and wrote a brief article. The short film gives a thorough view of 1940s Chicago, when the Wrigley and Tribune Towers were still considered modern landmarks.

View the original film Altman posted here.

View the short article by The Atlantic here.