Browse Collections (25 total)

Agriculture in Winnebago County

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World War II Veterans and their Stories

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In the mid-1990s Midway Village Museum interviewed World War II veterans about their military experiences. The interviews were recorded on cassette…

Transportation, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcards and photographs related to railroads, bicycles, automobiles, airplanes and boats in Rockford, Illinois between 1880 and…

Industry and Manufacturing, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting images of industrial businesses and manufacturing corporations in Rockford, Illinois in the nineteenth and…

Rockford Peaches, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting team members, managers, and chaperones involved with the Rockford Peaches, a team in the All-American Girls…

Aviator Bert Hassell and his airplane, the "Greater Rockford," Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting aviator Bert Hassell and his airplane, the "Greater Rockford." The majority of the images are from 1928, which…

Parades, 20th Century, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting various parades (e.g. military, Shriners, circus) in Rockford, Illinois in the twentieth century. The majority…

Business Interiors, 20th Century, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting business interiors within the Rockford, Illinois area in the twentieth century. The majority of the scenes range…

Downtown, 20th Century, Rockford, Illinois.

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A collection of photographs showing street scenes, buildings, businesses, and landmarks in Rockford's downtown district in the twentieth century. The…

Business Interiors, 19th Century, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting business interiors within the Rockford, Illinois area in the nineteenth century. The majority of the scenes…

Contributors: 1852-1899

Downtown, 19th Century, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs showing street scenes, buildings, businesses, and landmarks in Rockford's downtown district in the nineteenth century. The…

Business Exteriors, 20th Century, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting business exteriors within the Rockford, Illinois area in the twentieth century. The majority of the scenes fall…

Business Exteriors, 19th Century, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of photographs depicting business exteriors within the Rockford, Illinois area in the nineteenth century. The majority of the scenes fall…

Public Buildings, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcards depicting the Winnebago County Court House and other public buildings, such as City Hall and the Public Library, in…

Theaters, Rockford, Illinois

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A postcard collection of theaters in the Rockford area showing venues offering comedic, musical, and theatrical entertainment. The scenes span the era…

Schools, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcards and photographs displaying many schools throughout the Rockford area and some within the Northern Illinois region. The…

Churches and Places of Worship, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcards and photographs displaying churches, tabernacles, and houses of worship that represent the diversity of religions and…

Glass Plate Negatives, Rockford, Illinois

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This collection includes over 300 rare glass plate negatives depicting Rockford life between approximately 1880 and 1910 with most photographs showing…

Downtown District, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcards depicting the downtown section of Rockford, Illinois west of the Rock River. The majority of scenes cover the era of 1905 -…

Many Faces, One Community: Rockford, Illinois' Stories of Immigration

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In 2006-2009 Midway Village Museum undertook an oral history project to capture the stories of immigrants who have come to Rockford and contributed to…

Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois in World War I and World War II

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A collection of postcard views and photographs of Camp Grant. In April 1917 the United States entered the first World War. Immediately the federal …

Main Street, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcard views depicting the business districts and neighborhoods of North Main Street and South Main Street in Rockford, Illinois…

State Street, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcard views depicting the business districts of East State Street and West State Street in Rockford, Illinois. The majority of…

Seventh Street, Rockford, Illinois

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A collection of postcard views depicting the business district and neighborhood of Seventh Street in Rockford, Illinois. From the late 1800s well into…

Bittle Civil War Letter Collection

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The Bittle Civil War Letter Collection includes letters written between 1861 and 1865 by brothers Robert (Bert), George and Charles Sealy, their…