What a find! A vintage travel film highlighting the great American city of Chicago has been found, restored and share for all to enjoy. The fine folks Block Club Chicago have posted the restored film and it is a glorious view of the city in the 40s and it is a treat for anyone who loves Chicago (like me).

About the vintage Chicago travel film:

“For those who wish they could hop into a time machine and see 1940s Chicago, a digitally restored film gives a expansive look at the city before the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center or the Trump Tower reached soaring heights. Former Bucktown resident Jeff Altman, a professional film and video colorist who moved to New York, said he found the footage while rummaging through items at an Auburn Gresham estate sale in fall of 2013.”

See the entire film here courtesy of Block Club Chicago here.