Via Fox News.
Incredible film footage discovered in a junk shop shows a 1924 parade in Wichita in stunning detail….
The 5-minute silent video was posted to YouTube by the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Crowds of onlookers are seen watching the “Boys Loyalty Parade,” that took place on May 1, 1924. A celebration of youth, the parade features marching bands, floats and even bicyclists. At various points, streetcars and early 20th-century cars and trucks can be seen passing by.
Groups taking part in the parade include the American Indian Institute, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Lions Clubs, YMCA and local schools. The museum notes that an unidentified group of young African-American men and an unidentified girls and boys band also participate….
The Wichita Eagle reports that the 35 mm film was brought to the museum in December by an Arkansas City resident, who had found it in a junk shop for $10.
With the help of the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka, the museum was able to find a company in Denver, which digitized the antiquated nitrate film….