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Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: captain54 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 10, 2011 12:39AM

this is presumably know to be the first thing ever filmed in Chicago...

Chicago Police Parade - 1896

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Can't quite identify the building in the background...my guess is the
Bridewell Prison @ 26th and California, which preceded the Cook County
correctional facility.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5604416211/" title="Bridewell Prison Chicago 1903 by captain54_01, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5604416211_5e103b2e7f.jpg" width="480" height="357" alt="Bridewell Prison Chicago 1903"></a>

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 10, 2011 05:59PM

[b]I might be the Colisium on 18th & Michigan.[/b]

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: nancybc (---.va.shawcable.net)
Date: April 10, 2011 09:35PM

My Guess is that is the old Chicago Armory Building.
I believe that maybe where many horse shows were held until the 50's as I remember going to the 'Armory" but was too young to know exactly where it was. There may have been several existing Armories in the 50's- but that is another topic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Regiment_Armory_%28Chicago%29
Nancy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/10/2011 09:43PM by nancybc.

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: PKDickman (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 10, 2011 10:19PM

captain54 Wrote:
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> this is presumably know to be the first thing ever
> filmed in Chicago...
>
> Chicago Police Parade - 1896
>


I don't know what building that is, but William Selig shot "Tramp and the Dog" here in 1896. So but the police parade may not be the first thing filmed in Chicago.

Paul K. Dickman

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: captain54 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 11, 2011 07:56PM

PKDickman Wrote:
> I don't know what building that is, but William
> Selig shot "Tramp and the Dog" here in 1896. So
> but the police parade may not be the first thing
> filmed in Chicago.
>
> Paul K. Dickman

"Chicago Police Parade" was filmed in September of 1896.. The footage was taken from the "Cinematographe" and invention of the Luminiere Bros of France who developed a hand cranked more efficient version vs the electrical invention of Thomas Edison. It was Alexandre Promio, one of their cinematophers, who traveled here from France to capture the :45 CPD parade. Selig, who purchased his patent from the Lumiere Bros, filmed "Tramp and the Dog" sometime in 1896, and while "Tramp and the Dog" is know to be the first feature film shot in Chicago, its really tough to say which one chronologically was filmed first..

According to White City Cinema,

http://whitecitycinema.com/

"Chicago Police Parade" was filmed somewhere on Wabash..

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: captain54 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 11, 2011 08:09PM

nancybc Wrote:
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> My Guess is that is the old Chicago Armory
> Building.
> > Nancy

If you're referring to the E Chicago Ave Armory Building, it wasn't constructed until 1907

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: nancybc (---.va.shawcable.net)
Date: April 11, 2011 09:27PM

Thanks, Captain 54.
I was waay off! But the buildings do look similar. It could be the Bridewell at another angle.
Cheers,
Nancy

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Re: Chicago Police Parade - 1896
Posted by: dkennycpd (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 22, 2015 06:37AM

wonderful!

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