Forest City Furniture Company Workers.

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Title

Forest City Furniture Company Workers.

Description

A sepia-tone photograph showing sixteen workers of the Forest City Furniture Company, established in 1869 in Rockford IL by Andrew C. Johnson, J. P. Anderson, and thirteen other Swedish workmen. Located on Railroad Ave. between 7th and 8th Streets, the factory and yards covered six acres and boasted 150,000 square feet of floor space. This was the first factory on "Furniture Row," soon joined by several others along Railroad Ave. and the Galena and Chicago railroad tracks. Forest City Furniture Co. closed its doors in 1897.

Date

circa late 19th century

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

81.120.5

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4.5" x 6.25"

Citation

“Forest City Furniture Company Workers.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 24, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/2250.

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