Browse Items (27 total)

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Intersection of 9th Street and East State Street, looking east, in September 1977.

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Broadway somewhere west of 9th Street in September 1985. The bricks and planters were installed in the 1970s.

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Roosevelt Road looking east from 9th Street in Southeast Rockford.

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American National Motor Bank, 1201 East State Street at 9th Street and East State Street.

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A large group of men, and three boys standing at the top outside a window, pose in front of the Union Furniture Co., located at the intersection of 18th Ave. and 9th St. in Rockford IL. P. A. Peterson and Jonas Peters formed the company in 1875.…

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A black and white photograph depicting two men weighing bolts at Rockford Screw Products, screw and bolt manufacturers at 2501 9th St. The scale in the picture, which is labeled "Fairbanks Springless," has a line drawn to it where the weight has been…

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A black and white photograph depicting Albert Dahlin seated behind his desk at the Rockford Chair and Furniture Co., 920 9th St. The company manufactured buffets, bookcases, desks, and china cabinets but never actually made chairs. See photo…

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A photograph showing the Rockford Chair and Furniture Company exterior. Established in 1882, two factories were built: the first located on Railroad Ave. and the second on Kishwaukee. In the 1927 city directory, the business office address was listed…

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An aerial view displaying the National Lock Company's six-story plant on 18th Ave. from 7th to 9th Sts. and on 7th St. from 19th to 20th Aves. in Rockford IL. The company, founded in 1903, boasts a tall and distinctive "clock tower" that graces one…

2008.19.1b 96 dpi watermarked.jpg
An aerial view displaying the National Lock Company's six-story plant on 18th Ave. from 7th to 9th Sts. and on 7th St. from 19th to 20th Aves. in Rockford IL. The company, founded in 1903, boasts a tall and distinctive "clock tower" that graces one…

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This large group of uniformed men represent the Mechanics Universal Joint Company's softball league. The company was located on 18th Ave. at the corner of 9th St. in Rockford IL. Notice the different colored uniforms bearing various names…

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An employee packs half pints of milk at Ferm Dairy, 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL. On the man's cap is written, "Ferm Crest Dairy Bar."

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A man and a woman stand at a processing/packaging machine at the Ferm Dairy, 1411 9th St., Rockford IL.

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A tanker truck at Ferm Dairy, 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL, is connected to the building by a hose. The photography company's name is cut off in the extreme lower right corner.

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This black and white photograph shows storage tanks in the Ferm Dairy, located at 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL. The photography company's name is cut off in the extreme lower right corner.

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This photograph displays a fleet of eleven trucks, each with a driver, parked in front of the Ferm Dairy garage. Ferm Dairy was located at 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL.

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A black and white photograph depicting an unidentified Ferm Dairy employee standing next to a dairy processing machine, possibly a pasteurizer. Ferm Dairy was located at 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL.

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Employees line up before company vehicles in front of the Ferm Dairy garage. Ferm Dairy was located at 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL.

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A photograph in the Morning Star newspaper, Rockford IL. The caption states: "Alex J. Ferm (above), has introduced for the benefit of Ferm Dairy customers a new square, space-saving milk bottle. It is of distinct advantage because more bottles can be…

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A young man holding milk bottles stands in front of a horse-drawn dairy wagon from the Ferm Dairy located at 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL.

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Oscar M. Ferm is pictured with crates stacked behind him and empty milk can containers on the left at Ferm Dairy, 1411 9th St., Rockford IL.

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A barefoot boy in short pants and cap, Alex Ferm, stands next to what the photograph labels as the "1st Pasteurizer Rockford." This is at the Ferm Dairy, located at 1411 9th St. in Rockford IL. Also see photo 85.155.7c.

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Side view and the back of the Carter Corporation building located at 1916 11th St. in Rockford IL.

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Front view of the Carter Corporation building at 1916 11th St. in Rockford IL.

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(Left to Right) Dawn Smith and Mrs. Ray Daniel hold a community award presented to Ferm Dairy, standing next to Alex Ferm and Ray Daniel. Ferm Dairy Inc. was located at 1411 9th Street, Rockford, IL. Also see photo 85.155.4a.

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An aerial photograph showing the National Lock Company's massive industrial plant at 1930 7th Street. Founded in 1903, the corporation's complex stretched on 18th Avenue from 7th to 9th streets and on 7th street from 19th to 20th Avenues.

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A black and white photograph of four men, three in overalls and one in sweater and slacks, standing outside J & J Auto Supply at 1244 Broadway at 9th Street. Two children look on from under the business' awning.
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