Images: Through the Film Magnifier: Best of 2021

 
 
Posted12/23/2021 1:00 AM

See some of our best vintage archived images from our "Through the Film Magnifier" feature from 2021.

The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 34,505, Jim Frost photo: Jimmy and Susan Jirgenson send their Christmas to Santa of the North Pole. The Palatine Jaycees and Jaycees wives sets up a special Santa Mailbox to speed up the delivery of all letters to Santa in December of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 34,505, Jim Frost photo: Jimmy and Susan Jirgenson send their Christmas to Santa of the North Pole. The Palatine Jaycees and Jaycees wives sets up a special Santa Mailbox to speed up the delivery of all letters to Santa in December of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 61,306, Mike Seeling photo: Ron McKenna, a sailor from the Great Lakes Naval Bale enjoyed a home-cooked meal from Julie Bartosch in Long Grove in November of 1981. For most of the sailors, it is the first time they have been off the base since starting boot camp two months earlier.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 61,306, Mike Seeling photo: Ron McKenna, a sailor from the Great Lakes Naval Bale enjoyed a home-cooked meal from Julie Bartosch in Long Grove in November of 1981. For most of the sailors, it is the first time they have been off the base since starting boot camp two months earlier.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 55,495, Scott Sanders photo: Former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty on the Phil Donahue Show in Chicago in July of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 55,495, Scott Sanders photo: Former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty on the Phil Donahue Show in Chicago in July of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,577, Bob Strawn photo: Students and adults protested Saturday in front of the Des Plaines draft board. The Des Plaines draft board controls all the draft inductions in the area. It was estimated that 20 people participated in the protest in April of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,577, Bob Strawn photo: Students and adults protested Saturday in front of the Des Plaines draft board. The Des Plaines draft board controls all the draft inductions in the area. It was estimated that 20 people participated in the protest in April of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,908, Dave Tonge photo: During a promotional appearance at Eyelab in Schaumburg, Oprah Winfrey autographs a copy of The Color Purple for 8-year-old Kelly Lunebach of Hoffman Estates in January of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 80,908, Dave Tonge photo: During a promotional appearance at Eyelab in Schaumburg, Oprah Winfrey autographs a copy of The Color Purple for 8-year-old Kelly Lunebach of Hoffman Estates in January of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,005, Dave Tonge photo: Tapes are recorded every half-hour by Sportsphone announcers unless there is a breaking story, when they are changed immediately. Pat Benkowski is recording the voice of a quiz winner, the only prize, at the services cramped quarters in the John Hancock building in Chicago in September of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 52,005, Dave Tonge photo: Tapes are recorded every half-hour by Sportsphone announcers unless there is a breaking story, when they are changed immediately. Pat Benkowski is recording the voice of a quiz winner, the only prize, at the services cramped quarters in the John Hancock building in Chicago in September of 1979.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,853, Al Smith photo: These teens were enjoying the dancing at the Pink Phink in Mount Prospect in September of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 1,853, Al Smith photo: These teens were enjoying the dancing at the Pink Phink in Mount Prospect in September of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 3,235, Larry Cameron photo: This child received the measles vaccine at Laurel Hill School in Hanover Park in March of 1966. Children from one to six years of age could be vaccinated if the parents had written permission from their doctor.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 3,235, Larry Cameron photo: This child received the measles vaccine at Laurel Hill School in Hanover Park in March of 1966. Children from one to six years of age could be vaccinated if the parents had written permission from their doctor.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 55,240, Scott Sanders photo: Dan Akroyd and Jon Belushi, better known as The Blues Brothers, perform at Poplar Creek music theater in Hoffman Estates in June of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 55,240, Scott Sanders photo: Dan Akroyd and Jon Belushi, better known as The Blues Brothers, perform at Poplar Creek music theater in Hoffman Estates in June of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 53,598, Dom Najolia photo: Shoppers at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg were able to participate in a Jazzercise class held in the mall in January of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 53,598, Dom Najolia photo: Shoppers at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg were able to participate in a Jazzercise class held in the mall in January of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 32,294, Dave Tonge photo: Entertainer Danny Thomas signs autographs on albums at Sears in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Thomas is currently starring at the Ill run Theater at Golf Mill Shopping Center. The albums netted St. Jude's Research Children's Hospital $16,000 in May of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 32,294, Dave Tonge photo: Entertainer Danny Thomas signs autographs on albums at Sears in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Thomas is currently starring at the Ill run Theater at Golf Mill Shopping Center. The albums netted St. Jude's Research Children's Hospital $16,000 in May of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,447, Bob Strawn photo: Conant High School students listen carefully to Robert Moore, admissions counselor at George Williams College, Downers Grover, at Conant's recent Career Day in April of 1967. From left to right are Beth Radosta, Kathy Clifford and Jeff Ferguson.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,447, Bob Strawn photo: Conant High School students listen carefully to Robert Moore, admissions counselor at George Williams College, Downers Grover, at Conant's recent Career Day in April of 1967. From left to right are Beth Radosta, Kathy Clifford and Jeff Ferguson.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 51,324, Dom Najolia photo: When July weather finally turns warm, a cool mud hole can be a fun place. This boy was jumping over other kids in the mud pit during the mud Olympics sponsored by the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church. Other mud games included football and relay races in July of 1979 in Long Grove.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 51,324, Dom Najolia photo: When July weather finally turns warm, a cool mud hole can be a fun place. This boy was jumping over other kids in the mud pit during the mud Olympics sponsored by the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church. Other mud games included football and relay races in July of 1979 in Long Grove.
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 # 3,221, Mike Seeling photo: Blackhawk school students work on a project in their science class in Bensenville in March of 1966.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 3,221, Mike Seeling photo: Blackhawk school students work on a project in their science class in Bensenville in March of 1966.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 387, Tom Grieger photo: Four-year-old Brian Sweeney looks at books with his big sister Mary Pat at the children's section of the Arlington Heights Library in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 387, Tom Grieger photo: Four-year-old Brian Sweeney looks at books with his big sister Mary Pat at the children's section of the Arlington Heights Library in February of 1965.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 83,107, Rich Chapman photo: Aerobics teacher Karen Haisne helps seven-year-old Ashley Ekstrom with a flip at the Rolling Meadows Park District in July of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 83,107, Rich Chapman photo: Aerobics teacher Karen Haisne helps seven-year-old Ashley Ekstrom with a flip at the Rolling Meadows Park District in July of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 29,957, Bob Strawn photo: A Pit 'n Pub bartender in Arlington Heights makes a cocktail using an automated drink-making machine in June of 1971.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 29,957, Bob Strawn photo: A Pit 'n Pub bartender in Arlington Heights makes a cocktail using an automated drink-making machine in June of 1971.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 53,711, Barry Jarvinen photo: Armed with a map shout the speed of rush our traffic on Chicago's major arteries, Gary lee directs the preparation of reports for the Shadow Traffic Network in Chicago in February of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 53,711, Barry Jarvinen photo: Armed with a map shout the speed of rush our traffic on Chicago's major arteries, Gary lee directs the preparation of reports for the Shadow Traffic Network in Chicago in February of 1980.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 84,907, Nancy Stone photo: The set of CBS news show First Edition at the CBS2 Chicago studios in November of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 84,907, Nancy Stone photo: The set of CBS news show First Edition at the CBS2 Chicago studios in November of 1986.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 32,563, Mike Seeling photo: People protest outside of the Nike Base in Arlington Heights. They were protesting plans to maintain the base as an Army Reserve facility in June of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 32,563, Mike Seeling photo: People protest outside of the Nike Base in Arlington Heights. They were protesting plans to maintain the base as an Army Reserve facility in June of 1974.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 5,696, Bob Strawn photo: These girls are learning ballet techniques in an Arlington Heights Park District dance class in January of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 5,696, Bob Strawn photo: These girls are learning ballet techniques in an Arlington Heights Park District dance class in January of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 5,822, Bob Strawn photo: Snow may be on the ground but this youngster headed in to register for Little League Baseball in Rolling Meadows in February of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 5,822, Bob Strawn photo: Snow may be on the ground but this youngster headed in to register for Little League Baseball in Rolling Meadows in February of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,389, Larry Cameron photo: Drive-in cashier Nancy Wagner talks to FBI and state police shortly after a lone gunman held up the Wheeling Trust and Savings Bank in March of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,389, Larry Cameron photo: Drive-in cashier Nancy Wagner talks to FBI and state police shortly after a lone gunman held up the Wheeling Trust and Savings Bank in March of 1967.
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,642, Bob Strawn photo: Sonny and Cher made a personal appearance at the Mount Prospect Cinema in April of 1967 to promote their first movie, "Good Times."
The Daily Herald Archive, Assignment # 6,642, Bob Strawn photo: Sonny and Cher made a personal appearance at the Mount Prospect Cinema in April of 1967 to promote their first movie, "Good Times."
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