“Fireman’s Ball Planned Feb. 7” – 1945

Source:  Rockford Morning Star, January 13, 1945

“Aunt Jemima Welcomed” – 1954 article and photos

Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/23/1954

Mayor C. Henry Bloom – 1952

Bloom

 

Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/9/1952

 

Frank Sinatra at Coronado; Frank and Barbara Hale

Frank Sinatra

Source: Pappagallo, Spring 2016, produced by the Greater Rockford Italian American Association

“Exposition Will Reveal City’s Vital Role in War” – 1944

Exposition

Source:  Rockford Morning Star March 19, 1944