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This home movie collection was donated by the Wilmette Historical Museum in 2009 and documents the Grove Family from this northern suburb. The four reels were shot by Axel Grove between 1959-1963 and include footage of the Brookfield Zoo, O’Hare International Airport, the Morton Arboretum, Adventure Island Amusement Park, a trip to Wilmette’s beaches, a child’s tennis lesson and a very entertaining living room puppet show.
Identifier: F.2005-04-0110
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2007-04-0001
Filmmaker: Gasul, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Morris)
Identifier: F.2007-01-0005
Filmmaker: Baker, Jack
Identifier: F.2018-03-0053
Filmmaker: Stevens, Byron
Identifier: F.2011-07-0021
Identifier: F.2018-03-0068
Filmmaker: Stevens, Charles
Identifier: F.2013-05-0006
Filmmaker: Sisak, Matt
Identifier: F.2018-03-0019
Filmmaker: Dame, John
Identifier: F.2018-03-0038
Filmmaker: Dame, John
Though the Anti-Cruelty Society's film collection used to be more vast, the nine items in this collection are all that remains. This collection contains a cross between professionally produced educational shorts, as well as amateur film footage. The films feature imagery of petting zoos, animals getting check-ups at a Society clinic, animal training instructions, and the Anti-Cruelty Society's building on Grand Avenue circa 1940.
Identifier: F.2004-02-0153