Free Historical Archives & Films

 Labor History - Factory Workers Archival Footage C. 1904 - Gilded Age America

An extended film clip of early 20th Century workers at a Steel Mill featured in the Labor History Documentary Film "HAYMARKET" The Bomb, The Anarchists, The Labor Struggle from FILMADRIA. Notice the lack of any safety equipment. Chicago Documentary Film Production. Appears to be a casting machine, workers dump contents onto the ground circa 1904.

 Chicago History - Corner of State St. And Madison St. in Chicago Ca. 1900

An extended film clip of a vintage clip featuring State St. and Madison St. corner cz. 1900.  Clip taken from the documentary film Haymarket, please visit our documentary film section in the menu for more information. 

 Chicago History - A Tour of Chicago from the Year 1940 "Let's See Chicago"

Take a peek at how chicago Looked in this vintage film "Let's See Chicago!" The film gives a tour of 1940's Chicago and it's attractions. A great look into what life was in Chicago in the early 40's. Filmadria - Professional Documentary Film Production Company