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Several employees of Whitney Metal Tool Company enjoy cake while the woman in the foreground serves it. They are dressed in work aprons and are eating at a workbench. Related to 2017.43.1212.

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Christopher Theodore Dunham was born Sept 24, 1836 in Berkshire, Tioga County, NY. He moved to Freeport, Stephenson County, IL around 1856 and in 1860 was elected county surveyor. In the spring of 1861 he enlisted as a corporal in Capt. Atkin's…

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Christopher Theodore Dunham was born Sept 24, 1836 in Berkshire, Tioga County, NY. He moved to Freeport, Stephenson County, IL around 1856 and in 1860 was elected county surveyor. In the spring of 1861 he enlisted as a corporal in Capt. Atkin's…

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Edward Stonefield, Vice President of Sales at Rockford Screw Products.

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Ingersoll Milling Machine Company "VH" Machine. Photo is part of a Machine Photo Record assembled by J.R. Johnson to show machines built by Ingersoll between 1892-1919. Most photographs are accompanied by a typed description of the machine's…

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The Ingersoll Milling Machine Company garage in 1923, filled with automobiles.

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This photograph looking northwest shows the St. Mary's Oratory Church at the corner of Winnebago and Elm Streets to the far right. The large building in the center foreground may be the African Methodist Episcopal Church founded in 1891.

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Five soldiers grouped around a seated man playing guitar.

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The banks of the Rock River with the excursion steamboat "Arrow" and row boats. The "Arrow" was the first steamboat launched in Rockford in 1885. It sank in 1900. This picture may be of the "Arrow's" maiden voyage on the Rock River.

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A depiction of downtown Rockford from the air displaying mostly commercial centers on the west side (lower left portion) and residential districts branching out on the east side (upper right part).

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An artist's rendering of the sprawling J. I. Case Company, 500-600 S. Independence Ave., Rockford, IL, manufacturers of farm implements, industrial tractors, and equipment. Notice the huge letters forming "CASE, ROCKFORD" on top of one of the…

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A line of soldiers running on open ground. Postmarked from Rockford IL Grant Branch on July 5, 1918 at 3:00 AM.

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"City of Rockford" excursion steamboat on the Rock River. In 1918 the steamer "Illinois" was purchased by the Excursion Amusement Co. and renamed the "City of Rockford". It was carrying 50,000 people annually until it was destroyed by fire on March…

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A living space setting promoting electric cooking appliances (both right and left) courtesy of Rockford Electric Co. The sign in the room reads, "Electric Cooking, now an everyday reality. Let us explain our special low rate for this. Rockford…

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A group of soldiers, one playing guitar, with three women present, two boys, and a dog.

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A black and white photograph depicting a Rockford Electric Co. generator room and its machinery. On the front of the photo is handwritten, "Generating Room in 1914." For an additional view, see photo 91.49.32a.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A group of soldiers, with hats on the ground and arms extended, get a dose of "healthful exercises [-] our daily program."

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Four people pose outside the "Giant" barber and tobacco shop, which also served as a residence, at 1616 W. State Street. A giant barber pole is on the extreme left of the porch.

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"Ginnie and Mother" on Mother's Day 1955. They are sitting on a cane backed rocking chair. At right is the edge of a television set. Electric televisions were first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco on September 7, 1927. By 1955 half of all…

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The women (left) have prepared a meal for the men seated at the table in Barber-Colman's dining hall. This photograph was printed in the Barber-Colman Association (BCA) News, Vol. 1, No. 3, page 6.

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This black and white photograph shows the white, one-room Harlem Village School house of Harlem Township in Loves Park, Illinois. Loves Park is a city just north of Rockford proper. Note the cupola housing the school's bell on the roof of the…

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A group of 27 soldiers, 10 seated and 17 standing behind, with a barracks in the background. Postmarked Rockford IL Grant Branch on August 25, 1918 at 3:00 AM.

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As this parade passes the Midway Theater and its ninety foot tower (right) at 721 E. State St., an unidentified helmeted figure is being hanged in effigy with a sign reading "Hell's New Ruler," perhaps a militaristic and political assessment.

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Fans are pictured outside the entrance to Beyer Stadium, a football field with a running track around it that was known as the "Peach Orchard," located at 245 15th Avenue in Rockford IL. From 1943 to 1954, this was the "Home of the Peaches,"…

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Two-story structure flying a US flag and a medic cross flag, with several men out front and an ambulance parked to one side on the right.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A long, two-story building flying the US flag and a red cross flag, with a medic vehicle parked outside.

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A woman stands in a wooded clearing with a dog. She is holding what appears to be a 12-gauge shotgun and wearing a full-length dress, which wouldn't be typical for hunting.

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Four soldiers on "KP" duty, shucking corn.

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Steamboat "Illinois" on the Rock River, possibly near Harlem Park.

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These employees are pictured working at machines in the Amerock Corporation. A handwritten note penciled on the back of the photograph reads, "in skyscraper," possibly referring to the thirteen story Ziock building, located at 416 S. Main in Rockford…

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The text beside the photograph (right) proclaims, 'Here, we get a peek at Nelson's huge warehouse that is scientifically designed to maintain proper humidity in the yarn. "Curing" of the yarn is an extra care which contributes materially to better…

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A large house with a wrap-around porch in the ample shade of several trees with other camp buildings in the background (right).

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. With two men conversing in the background, a group of soldiers, two abreast, apparently march toward a meal. "Simple, but wholesome food is supplied to…

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With two men conversing in the background, a group of soldiers, two abreast, apparently march toward a meal. "Simple, but wholesome food is supplied to Uncle Sam's soldiers." This card is postmarked from Rockford IL on January 24, 1918 at 6:00 PM.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Pictured is a group of five soldiers reading a newspaper with tents in the background.

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Five soldiers view a newspaper titled "Home News" with the headline, "Officials See Possibility of Peace." On back: "I am thinking of you, / While you are far away. / And am eagerly watching / for that home-coming day."

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With a sidewalk to the right, trees in the distance, and buildings barely peeking through on the far left, this black and white photograph seems to show the rural vista more than the O. F. Barbour School itself, located at Montague and Holland…

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Groups of marching soldiers. On back: "A battalion of Camp Grant trainees passes in review on one of the camp's two spacious drill fields. In addition to their training for service with ambulance, collecting, clearing, station hospital and general…

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts soldiers marching in units on a field with barracks in the background.

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Soldiers in front of barracks rolling tents and preparing gear. On back: "Banner and badge and name alone / At our President's call we tender, / The loyal truth that guards our land / Will keep, and - No Surrender!"

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Men are outside their barracks, folding tents, preparing for departure.

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This card depicts crouching soldiers aiming their rifles. On back: "We are drilling every day, / For that land so far away, / To defend our country true / To represent Red, White and Blue." Postmarked from Rockford IL on April 25, 1919 at 2:00 PM.

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A throng of kneeling soldiers aiming their rifles. On back: "We are drilling every day, / For that land so far away, / To defend our country true / To represent Red, White and Blue."

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Two men in a truck unload loaves of bread to men waiting to carry them in. On back: "We boys march to the tap of the drum / And our hearts are very light. / We're fighting for a noble cause / A cause both just and right."

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Several men stand in front of the long building designated as the camp's post office. Postmarked Rockford IL Camp Grant Branch on October 4, 1918 at 9:00 AM.

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Soldiers stepping and dancing while one of them provides music on a violin. Postmarked Rockford IL Grant Branch in July 1918.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. A semi-circle of smiling men, many kicking up one leg, while one soldier provides music on his fiddle.

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Showing a marching band in front of a flagpole. On back: "Saluting Old Glory at Camp Grant, Illinois, is the Medical Department Replacement Center's military band. On this spot the cannon's thundering report is the signal for the raising of the flag…

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Holding rifles, lines of soldiers in front of a building watch a military band in the forefront.

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Sales mascot for Rockford Screw Products-- "Rocky" the bolt. Used in advertisements.

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Sales mascot for Rockford Screw Products-- "Rocky" the bolt. Used in advertisements.

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Sales mascot for Rockford Screw Products-- "Rocky" the bolt. Used in advertisements.

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Soldiers in front of a barracks building watching another group carrying their bulky bundles. Postmarked from Rockford IL Grant Branch on March 11, 1918 at 3:00 AM.

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Men waiting their turn to clean their plates and cups in a wash tub.

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The banner on the side of the street train car proclaims, "Roper of Rockford." Behind the train car is the Eclipse Gas Stove Co., 707-709 S. Main St., of which George D. Roper is president. Roper is the bespectacled gentleman, third from the left,…

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With a pile of wood to the left, one soldier holds a piece of wood while two others use a two-handed saw to cut it.

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Shows four members of a mess kitchen's staff at a field maneuver on the military reservation at Camp Grant, Illinois. Postmarked from Rockford IL with an indiscernible date.

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These images are contained within an envelope (labeled as a "letterette"), ready for mailing. Depicted are a group of men playing baseball and another group as spectators. "Baseball and other good sports for recreation and muscle building."

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The orange "Symbol" sculpture on the downtown pedestrian mall. On back: "Downtown Mall Rockford, Illinois. This Sculpture, 'Symbol,' is the work of Alexander Liberman, internationally known artist, and is the project of the Rockford Council for the…
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