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95 year old Wichita film discovered – available for public view on YouTube

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The Museum has added a recently discovered film to its permanent collection. The five minute film has been publically posted to the Museum’s YouTube channel: “wichitahistory”  You Tube Link

Boys’ Loyalty Parade through downtown Wichita – filmed on May 1st 1924

 The film footage shows the 100 block of East Douglas looking west towards the Broadview Hotel and East to the Eaton Hotel and beyond. Street Cars operate, passing many of the long-lost buildings, as a group of local officials observe the parade from a viewing platform in front of the Kansas Theater and Taylor’s Cafeteria in the 200 block of East Douglas. Groups in the parade include the American Indian Institute, the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, YMCA, Boy Scouts, local schools including Allison, Roosevelt, Hamilton, Harry Street, Ingalls, Horace Mann, and Cathedral. The parade also includes an unidentified group of African American young men, and an unidentified girls and boys band. The film ends with the group pledging allegiance to the flag in a park setting. The parade was sponsored by the Wichita Rotary Club

Other news stories about this film:

Wichita Eagle

KNSS Radio Story

Fox News Story


Louise Brooks Society Blog