Here is an interesting bit of video from 1934 in Chicago, dealing with Church stuff. Toward the end, you see a procession into church and you hear some of the liturgical music. In other words you get a sense of how our liturgical situation has truly devolved.
However, there are not only churchy things. There is also a shot or two of a bicycle race, which is appropriate given that today we watched the 16th stage of the Tour. And if, in the 1934, there was also a shot of a demonstration, there was a race disturbing demonstration in the Tour today. Idiots.
Compilation of street scenes in Chicago, Illinois, US during the year 1934. These films were taken with early Movietone sound cameras. Condensed/worked on footage and sound
0:07 – Street shots; crowd outside Union Station (May 8)
1:45 – Demonstration for unemployment relief (Nov 24)
5:21 – Bicycle races (Oct 21)
7:02 – Crowded group awaiting news (Aug 27)
9:43 – Payout for Chicago teachers (Aug 27)
10:58 – Parade and speeches at the opening of new post office (Sep 28)
13:13 – Arrivals at Cardinal Mundelein’s residence (Nov 20)
16:12 – Procession and crowds gathered outside church service (Nov 20)