The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. There are dark coverings on all of the windows of the house. It is possible that these are blackout drapes. As an industrial city during World War II, Rockford, Illinois was a target for air raids and bombing. Blackout drapes and coverings kept any light from being seen outside of buildings making a target much harder to see from airplanes.
Midway Village Museum
5" x 6.75"
“Blackout Covers,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed January 22, 2022, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/4519.