Skating on the Rock River

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Title

Skating on the Rock River

Description

A very large group of people stand on the ice on either side of the Rock River and also on the East State Street bridge. This photograph was taken looking southeast. Rockford High School and Rockford Watch Company rooflines are visible just to the right of center. Rockford Wholesale Grocery, 116-118-120 N. Water Street, is at the far left. It seems that the crowd has gathered to watch some kind of skating race on the river.

Date

circa 1895 - 1900

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.748

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Skating on the Rock River,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1245.

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