With skyscrapers of the Loop barely visible through a smoke screen, a tank and infantrymen advance on a machine gun nest in mock defense of Chicago’s lake front, May 1938
Vintage gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/8 x 8 3/16 in. (16.19 x 20.8 cm)
With skyscrapers of the Loop in Chicago barely visible through a smoke screen, a tank and infantrymen wearing gas masks advance on a machine gun nest in their mock defense of Chicago’s lake front. Tanks, airplanes, anti-aircraft and machine gun units participated in this "war" staged as a warm-up for the Illinois 33rd Division of the National Guard military show, to be held in Chicago, May 1938.
Sheet: 6 7/8 x 8 7/8
This object has the following keywords:
- Antiaircraft Guns
- Gas masks
- Illinois Infantry
- Machine gun nests
- Military Aircraft
- Military Parades
- Training maneuvers
- World War II
- Image Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 8 3/16 in. (16.19 x 20.8 cm)
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