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"trees to tribunes" (1937)

The Chicago Tribune was one of the largest newspapers in the country. When the Tribune commissioned its new home, its daily circulation was nearly half a million and 827,000 on Sundays, and by 1937, when "Trees to Tribunes" was produced, the paper had a daily circulation of 833,000 and Sunday circulation of more than a million.

The film takes the viewer on a tour of the entire manufacturing and editing process, from the company-owned timberlands of Quebec, to the shores of Lake Michigan, and finally to the Tribune Tower newsrooms and the paper's printing plant.

Sponsored by the Chicago Tribune
Source: Prelinger Archives.