Images: Through the Film Magnifier: ballroom dancing, Gold Rush days, BMX racing, science fairs and more

 
 
Posted3/22/2021 4:00 AM

See vintage Daily Herald photos of ballroom dancing, Gold Rush Days, BMX racing, Air traffic Controllers' strike and more in our latest "Through the Film Magnifier" gallery.

The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: Each Wednesday night several hundred ballroom dance devotees arrive at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling for a relaxing and romantic evening. Here they are pictured dancing in February of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: Each Wednesday night several hundred ballroom dance devotees arrive at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling for a relaxing and romantic evening. Here they are pictured dancing in February of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: Ballroom dancers Leonard and Sylvia Goldstein danced the night away at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling in February of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: Ballroom dancers Leonard and Sylvia Goldstein danced the night away at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling in February of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: The big band sounds of Norm Ladd and His Orchestra inspire ballroom dancers in February of 1986 at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: The big band sounds of Norm Ladd and His Orchestra inspire ballroom dancers in February of 1986 at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: Each Wednesday night several hundred ballroom dance devotees arrive at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling for a relaxing and romantic evening. Here they are pictured dancing in February of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,966, Scott Sanders photo: Each Wednesday night several hundred ballroom dance devotees arrive at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling for a relaxing and romantic evening. Here they are pictured dancing in February of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,720, Scott Sanders photo: Passengers take to gate agents at O'Hare Airport as flights were delayed or canceled on the first day of the air traffic controllers strike on August 3, 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,720, Scott Sanders photo: Passengers take to gate agents at O'Hare Airport as flights were delayed or canceled on the first day of the air traffic controllers strike on August 3, 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,720, Scott Sanders photo: Striking air traffic controller talk to a Chicago police officer during the first day of their strike on August 3, 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,720, Scott Sanders photo: Striking air traffic controller talk to a Chicago police officer during the first day of their strike on August 3, 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,720, Scott Sanders photo: Supervisors in the O'Hare Airport control scan the cloud skies over the runways during the first day of a national air traffic controller strike on Monday, August 3, 1981. Supervisors were need at the controls when their employees took to the picket lines.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,720, Scott Sanders photo: Supervisors in the O'Hare Airport control scan the cloud skies over the runways during the first day of a national air traffic controller strike on Monday, August 3, 1981. Supervisors were need at the controls when their employees took to the picket lines.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,637, Bob Ringham photo: Area labor leaders joined PATCO strikers on the picket line at O'Hare airport on August 13, 1981 and urged President Reagan to rehire the air traffic controllers.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,637, Bob Ringham photo: Area labor leaders joined PATCO strikers on the picket line at O'Hare airport on August 13, 1981 and urged President Reagan to rehire the air traffic controllers.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,900, Tom Grieger photo: Getting all set for the parade of bicycles and tricycles for kids during Gold Rush Day are Robert Severeson, 2, and Laurie Severson, 6, in from to the Severson Bike Shop in Bensenville in September of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,900, Tom Grieger photo: Getting all set for the parade of bicycles and tricycles for kids during Gold Rush Day are Robert Severeson, 2, and Laurie Severson, 6, in from to the Severson Bike Shop in Bensenville in September of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,900, Tom Grieger photo: Promoting the Bensenville Lions 16th annual Gold Rush Day in September of 1965 are, from left to right, Laurette Rogers, Ernie Thollander, Hope Peterson and Almet Tammen. Participants were encouraged to dress in Western-style clothing.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,900, Tom Grieger photo: Promoting the Bensenville Lions 16th annual Gold Rush Day in September of 1965 are, from left to right, Laurette Rogers, Ernie Thollander, Hope Peterson and Almet Tammen. Participants were encouraged to dress in Western-style clothing.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,900, Tom Grieger photo: Gold Rush days in Bensenville had residents all dressed up for a card game in September of 1965. Playing cards are, from left to right, Louis Oehlerking, Richard Farias, Faith Zielinski, Ed Sprandel, Orea Walker, George Wilkinson and Jim Henley.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,900, Tom Grieger photo: Gold Rush days in Bensenville had residents all dressed up for a card game in September of 1965. Playing cards are, from left to right, Louis Oehlerking, Richard Farias, Faith Zielinski, Ed Sprandel, Orea Walker, George Wilkinson and Jim Henley.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 376, Tom Grieger photo: Don Willis, right, president of the Mount Prospect fencing club instructs Meike McCormick during a fencing class at the Lions Park Fieldhouse in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 376, Tom Grieger photo: Don Willis, right, president of the Mount Prospect fencing club instructs Meike McCormick during a fencing class at the Lions Park Fieldhouse in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 376, Tom Grieger photo: Don Willis, right, president of the Mount Prospect fencing club instructs Meike McCormick during a fencing class at the Lions Park Fieldhouse in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 376, Tom Grieger photo: Don Willis, right, president of the Mount Prospect fencing club instructs Meike McCormick during a fencing class at the Lions Park Fieldhouse in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,216, Dave Tonge photo: Baseball fan Dave Smalley stages a protest along with several other fans at Wrigley Field in July of 1981. Smalley hoped his protest movement would grow and force the owners and players to settle their differences.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,216, Dave Tonge photo: Baseball fan Dave Smalley stages a protest along with several other fans at Wrigley Field in July of 1981. Smalley hoped his protest movement would grow and force the owners and players to settle their differences.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,216, Dave Tonge photo: Baseball fan Dave Smalley stages a protest along with several other fans at Wrigley Field in July of 1981. Smalley hoped his protest movement would grow and force the owners and players to settle their differences.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,216, Dave Tonge photo: Baseball fan Dave Smalley stages a protest along with several other fans at Wrigley Field in July of 1981. Smalley hoped his protest movement would grow and force the owners and players to settle their differences.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 37,882, Mike Seeling photo: A Palatine policeman and firefighter pair off in a racquetball tournament between the two departments in November of 1975
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 37,882, Mike Seeling photo: A Palatine policeman and firefighter pair off in a racquetball tournament between the two departments in November of 1975
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 372, Don Vickery photo: Young students in Des Plaines show off their projects at a science fair in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 372, Don Vickery photo: Young students in Des Plaines show off their projects at a science fair in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 372, Don Vickery photo: Young students in Des Plaines show off their projects at a science fair in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 372, Don Vickery photo: Young students in Des Plaines show off their projects at a science fair in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 53,705, Barry Jarvinen photo: Standing in front of a poster declaring him "The man America Needs," presidential candidate Phil Crane addresses the Clinton County Republican Woman in Dewitt Iowa during the Iowa caucuses in January of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 53,705, Barry Jarvinen photo: Standing in front of a poster declaring him "The man America Needs," presidential candidate Phil Crane addresses the Clinton County Republican Woman in Dewitt Iowa during the Iowa caucuses in January of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,898, Craig Camp photo: Aspiring clowns show their stuff during auditions at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago in November of 1979. About 30 aspiring jesters competed for chance to attend the circus' Clown College the following fall in Florida.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,898, Craig Camp photo: Aspiring clowns show their stuff during auditions at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago in November of 1979. About 30 aspiring jesters competed for chance to attend the circus' Clown College the following fall in Florida.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,898, Craig Camp photo: Aspiring clowns show their stuff during auditions at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago in November of 1979. About 30 aspiring jesters competed for chance to attend the circus' Clown College the following fall in Florida.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,898, Craig Camp photo: Aspiring clowns show their stuff during auditions at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago in November of 1979. About 30 aspiring jesters competed for chance to attend the circus' Clown College the following fall in Florida.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,898, Craig Camp photo: A big top hopeful performs a weightlifting routine during auditions at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago in November of 1979. About 30 aspiring jesters competed for chance to attend the circus' Clown College the following fall in Florida.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,898, Craig Camp photo: A big top hopeful performs a weightlifting routine during auditions at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Chicago in November of 1979. About 30 aspiring jesters competed for chance to attend the circus' Clown College the following fall in Florida.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 36, Tom Grieger photo: As part of their 5th anniversary, employees of The Bank of Arlington Heights show off a display of piggy banks that they were giving away to encourage customers to save money in January off 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 36, Tom Grieger photo: As part of their 5th anniversary, employees of The Bank of Arlington Heights show off a display of piggy banks that they were giving away to encourage customers to save money in January off 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 59,504, Rosemary Kaul photo: Hairpin turns are no problem for bikers at the Itasca BMX Track where 650 riders competed in the War of the Stars IV races in July of 1981.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 81,479 Nancy Stone photo: Chicago Bear's Defensive Coordinator Buddy Ryan speaks to a full house at the Crain's Quarterback Club in Chicago in February of 1986. He was saying thanks and goodbye to fans after he had accepted the head coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 81,479 Nancy Stone photo: Chicago Bear's Defensive Coordinator Buddy Ryan speaks to a full house at the Crain's Quarterback Club in Chicago in February of 1986. He was saying thanks and goodbye to fans after he had accepted the head coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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