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Hess Brothers' Department Store is depicted with several cars on the streets below.

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From left to right: The corner Tic Toc store, Swartz Pharmacy, and Mitchell Radio Service,

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City Hall rises on the left while the News Tower looms in the middle distance.

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Just before Second Street, with Cities Service Gas & Parking and the Midway Theatre, showing a George Raft movie, on the left and the Hotel Faust with its coffee shop, cocktail lounge, and Rainbo Room for dining and dancing on the right.

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View shows trolley tracks in the street and pedestrians on the sidewalk. This card is postmarked from Beloit WI on July 17.

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With the moon above and a trolley car in the street, signs reading "Hotel," "Cigars," and "Dentist Hayes" are on the right, and Ashton's is on the left.

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A busy street scene with a trolley car and many automobiles. Chas. V. Weise Company and Kepner's Shoes are on the right; Anger Jeweler and G. W. Mindy are on the left.

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A bustling daylight scene with Harvester Havana Cigars and Dentist Hayes on the right and Ashton's and C. F. Henry's on the left.

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A long view of a thickly tree-lined section of the street.

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Black and White view of a wide street with trolley tracks and pedestrians on the sidewalks.

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Color graphic depiction of the moon within clouds looking down on State Street on both sides of the bridge.

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Buggies, bicycles, and automobiles share the street with many pedestrians on the sidewalks. Amid the many overhanging business signs, C. F. Henry's is on the right.

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A busy street scene with a trolley, buggies, bicycles, automobiles, and pedestrians. C. F. Henry's and Deming's are on the left while Moffatt's is on the right.

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Two wagons, a buggy, and a few pedestrians on a quiet street.

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Two trolley cars pass each other in the middle of the street. A man on a bicycle is in the lower right portion.

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A view of one side of the street with W. Woolworth Company on the corner.

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Color graphic depiction of trolley cars passing in the street, pedestrians crossing the street, a wagon on the left and a man on a bicycle on the right.

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A huge "Cigars" sign on building on the left and a church spire in the far distance.

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A trolley car moves down the street in the distance; a fire hydrant is on the corner (left) and a bicycle stands alone in the bottom left.

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A sparse street scene with a few people, wagons, and buggies.

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The moon and clouds above State Street with the bridge connecting both East and West sides.

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A drawing of Hess' store, East State and Third Streets, Rockford IL, between pillars that boast "Value" and "Progress." The store is touted as "Rockford's Mammoth New Department Store" with the slogan, "Trade with Hess and pay less."

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"Hess Bros. Big Store (This Peterson Building covers a quarter of a block 19000 square feet floor space), State Street, Rockford, Ill. The small building on the left is the East Side Interurban Station."

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The News Tower, on the East Side of the Rock River, with the News building branching out on the right.

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This view depicts horses and wagons on the street, pedestrians on the sidewalks, wires strung above across the street, and signs on the left advertising Doxsee and Son and Fritz's. Doxsee and Son were located at 407 East State Street.

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Color photograph of the News Tower Building on the East side of the Rock River by the State Street Bridge. Notice the boat pulling a skier in front of the building. On back: "Home of the Rockford Register-Republic and the Rockford Morning Star, and…

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Color graphic rendering of the News Tower with the State Street Bridge to the left and the Rock River in the foreground. On back: "No better edited newspapers can be found than those published in Rockford with their heritage of serving Rockford and…

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A large horse-drawn carriage proceeds west on East State street across the State and Madison Street intersection. The YMCA Building stands in the background of this photograph. The YMCA Building was occupied in late 1889.

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This particular storefront, 310 E. State Street, was a very popular location in Rockford over the years (1870s through the early 1900s and beyond). This particular photograph may show the storefront in 1890 after Frank W. Ellison formed a partnership…

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The YMCA Building, at the corner of East State and Madison Streets looking north, was occupied in 1889. The building was sold in 1906 and served as the East Side Inn for many years. (Reference - Sinnissippi Saga, page 370)

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View of the East State Street Interurban/Rockford Street Railway Company line looking east possibly from the current 9th Street, East State Street intersection.

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A photograph of Queen Jumbo, a circus elephant, proceeding west past the 300 block of East State Street. Note the three businesses along the route: W. E. Dolk, photographer, at 304 E. State Street; Frank G. Smith, harnessmaker, at 306 E. State…

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This color photograph shows the church building in the background with its high spire and a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground within the wide intersection expanse. The church is located at the intersection of East State, North Third, and Kishwaukee…

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This color photograph (the same as photo 85.109.406) shows the church building in the background with its high spire and a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground within the wide intersection expanse. The front of the postcard states that the building is…

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This black and white photograph shows the church building in the background with its high spire and a horse-drawn wagon in the foreground within the wide intersection expanse. The church is located at the intersection of East State, North Third, and…

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The red brick structure of Highland School with its green roof, at Rome Avenue and E. State Street, is pictured with people lined up in front of the building.

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Three unidentified people (one woman and two men) in front of the W. J. Swits Grocers' store at 517 East State Street.

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Photograph depicting Eckholm Hats at 503 E. State Street. This millinery shop was owned and operated by the Eckholm sisters, Ester M. and Sophie T. The woman standing in the doorway is probably one of the sisters but is unidentified.

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This sepia-tone photograph of the J. Beale and Brother's store depicts two unidentified men standing in the doorway of the business located at 406 East State Street. Also see photo 91.135.6a.

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This photograph appears to be the same as photo 91.135.6b except that its tone is lighter, it is a larger size, and the picture is in better condition. Notice the wispy figures far left and far right.

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This view of the newspaper building, located at 97 E. State Street, on the east side of the Rock River, looks west at the State Street bridge and Rockford's downtown area beyond that on the west side of the river.

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This photograph, possibly used in the Rockford Register Star newspaper, shows buildings on East State Street in the 100 block just east of the Rock River: Augie Miller, men's clothing; a boarded-up structure; and the newspaper building, 97 E. State,…

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This boarded-up building, to the left of the Rockford Register Star News Tower at 97 E. State Street, will be demolished to make room for newspaper property expansion. For similar views, see photos 2001.15.24 and 2001.15.26.

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A photograph depicting a car in the 100 block of East State Street, just east of the Rock River. The Rockford Register Star News Tower, 97 E. State Street, looms at the extreme right.

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This black and white photograph, possibly used in the Rockford Register Star newspaper, depicts the News Tower building at 97 E. State Street, with its parking lot to the left, the Rock River to the right, and East State Street turning into the State…

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This black and white photograph, possibly used in the Rockford Register Star newspaper, depicts the News Tower building at 97 E. State Street, on the east side of the Rock River between bridges: the State Street Bridge (lower) and the Chestnut Street…

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This photograph shows the parking lot just to the east of the Rockford Register Star newspaper building located at 97 E. State Street, near the State Street Bridge and the Rock River.

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This view is looking east across the Rock River at the Rockford Register Star News Tower and newspaper building located at 97 E. State Street.

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This photograph depicts the art deco entrance to the Rockford Register Star newspaper building located at 97 E. State Street. The State Street Bridge and the Rock River are off camera just past this photo's right border.

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This view is looking east across the Rock River at the flags flying atop the Rockford Register Star News Building at 97 E. State Street.

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This view shows the Rockford Register Star newspaper building, 97 E. State Street, at the east edge of the Rock River.

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A photograph depicting a car parked in front of the east side of the newspaper building where the loading docks are located, around the corner from the News Tower at 97 E. State Street. The address on the doors here reads 107-111.

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This extreme close-up view looks down the west wall of the Rockford Register Star newspaper building, 97 E. State Street, which faces the Rock River.

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An aerial view looking north, depicting the Rock River on the left and the News Tower building of the Rockford Register Star at 97 E. State Street. The State Street Bridge is in the lower part of the photo and the Jefferson Street Bridge spans the…

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A view looking east across the Rock River at the Daily Republic newspaper building, 98 E. State Street, a forerunner of Rockford newspapers. Also see photo 2001.15.38.

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This photograph looks up the east side of the Rockford Register Star News Tower at 97 E. State Street where a demolished structure has made way for newspaper building renovations. Also see photos 2001.15.55a and 2001.15.55b.

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A photograph depicting the east side of the Rockford Register Star building at 97 E. State Street, where demolition has made way for renovations above and below ground level.

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A view of the east side of the Rockford Register Star building at 97 E. State Street, where a foundation has been dug for construction in renovations and expansion.

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This photograph looks south from East State Street at an area of construction next to the Rockford Register Star News Tower at 97 E. State Street.
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