From the October 19, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"Kirchner's Drug Store has a window display that is attracting some little attention today. Bert Racey, on his recent trip to Florida, captured a couple alligators, and today put them on display in the local drugstore."
** On Monday the Sandwich Greenhouses came out with a handsome new delivery car. It is a 1917 Ford chassis with a special design body finished in lavender with gold lettering and has all the latest conveniences for their use. the outfit will be a help to their constantly growing flower trade."
Even Back in 1916, the Automobile Was Having Its Impact. --RoadDog