Blackout Covers

2012.7.12 96 dpi wm.jpg

Title

Blackout Covers

Description

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.

Date

circa 1944

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2012.7.12

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5" x 6.75"

Citation

“Blackout Covers,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/4519.

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