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Published:February 5th, 2015 11:33 EST

Home Movie Shows Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field in 1930s

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A black-and-white home video shot at Wrigley Field in the 1930s shows a crowd of Chicago Cubs fans at a game during the early days stadium`s iconic ivy.


The video, donated to the Chicago Film Archives by Diane Berolzheimer, 83, whose father, Jacob Glick, shot the footage during a game in the 1930s, was shared on CFA`s YouTube account."


The action on the field is identical to what you would see at any baseball stadium today, but the people in the stands certainly look a lot different than today`s fans.

The men (almost all the fans are male) are dressed in suit and ties, wearing fedoras, smoking cigars, and enjoying the action on the field.

There`s no sound, but it there was audio I doubt you`d hear any profanity or obscenities shouted at the umpire or the players.

Baseball is no longer America`s pastime, it`s been eclipsed by the violent and brutal game of football, but I hope the quiet and peaceful game endures forever.

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