Chicago00: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
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CHICAGO 00 | The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2017)
This 360° virtual reality YouTube video offers a first look at our new upcoming app: the second installment of the The Chicago 00 project, telling the story of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Images of the site of the massacre can also be viewed as high-resolution, 360° panoramas in Google Street View . These immersive, interactive experiences work with or without a virtual reality viewer, and put the user in the shoes of the photographers who captured this infamous moment in Chicago history.
This episode of Chicago 00 brings photographs and documents from the archive to the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at 2122 N Clark St., featuring selections from the collections of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Tribune Archive Photo/TNS, the John Binder Collection, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The photos collected here, some well-known, some rare, tell this familiar Chicago story in a new and compelling way.
The Chicago 00 Project is a partnership between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes to produce and publish a series of site-specific, multimedia experiences that showcase the Museum's film, photo, and sound archive. The first installment of the project offered an augmented reality tour along the Chicago Riverwalk where the SS Eastland capsized in 1915. Chicago 00 speaks to the current fascination with the virtual and the real, and offers an innovative opportunity to make history as accessible as the public places in which the experience is based.