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Archived Associated Press videos offer a look at vintage Chicago

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Clayton Guse
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Earlier this week, the Associated Press released 1 million minutes of historical footage on YouTube. The upload was in collaboration with British Movietone, and was the largest upload of historical news content in the history of the platform.

The release includes more than 550,000 videos dating back to 1895. There's loads of iconic national news coverage, as well as a lot of clips out of Chicago. Here are a few videos to help you take a look back into the Chicago of yesteryear. 

Picasso sculpture unveiled in Daley Center in 1967


Powerboat racing on the Chicago River in 1973


The Field Museum buys Sue the T-Rex in 1997


Spokesman for the 'Chicago Seven' addresses the public in 1970


Princess Diana visits Chicago in 1996


Chicago gets slammed by snow in 1975


Rod Blagojevich takes over WLS-AM morning radio show

Click here to check out more AP Archive videos on YouTube

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