Blackout Covers at the Monson Home

2012.7.13 96 dpi wm.jpg

Title

Blackout Covers at the Monson Home

Description

The back door of Howard and Phyllis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The windows at the side of the house are covered with dark panels that are clipped to the window frame at the top. These are possibly blackout shielding. During World War II, Rockford, Illinois was a target for air raids and bombings. Blackout drapes and panels kept any light from being seen outside of buildings, allowing people to do things inside at night while eliminating a target to airplanes.

Date

circa 1944

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2012.7.13

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5" x 6.75"

Citation

“Blackout Covers at the Monson Home,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/4520.

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