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Date: 1928-12 

Description: International Harvester employees standing around a Christmas tree and Santa Claus during an office party. Many of the workers are wearing party hats and s...

Photograph

Catherine Orb Seipp

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp (1846-1920), widow of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp and owner of Black Point Estate. She is stand...

Date: 1944 

Description: A woman sits behind a glass wall while operating a piece of machinery as part of an International Harvester display recruiting additional workers during Wo...

Date: 1876 

Description: Color chromolithograph illustration advertising poster for the Marsh Harvester, produced by Gammon and Deering Company. Printed by Charles Shober & Co., Ch...

Photograph

The Orb Sisters

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Sisters Margarethe, left, and Catherine Orb pose for a full-length, standing portrait wearing matching dark floor length gowns with fur trimmed short sleev...

Date: 1944-05-25 

Description: Group of McCormick Works employees holding up Army-Navy "E" banner with torpedo in foreground. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and...

Date: 1942 

Description: Factory workers at West Pullman Works operate a multiple drill machine. The original caption reads, "A side view of women employes(sic) of the Chicago West...

Date: 1956-08-16 

Description: View down row of chairs at the Democratic National Convention showing Mrs. Ethel McMurray of Stevens Point, and Richard McKnight of South Wayne, Wisconsin,...

Date: 1897 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Plano Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of grain binders, mowers, headers, reapers, and hay rakes. The cover fea...

Photograph

"Pigs in Clover"

Date: 1900 

Description: Young woman poses in a dress and bonnet in a studio. She is holding two young pigs. The image was likely used by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: At Lou Braslawsky's kosher meat market, a butcher holds a roast for a customer to examine. A sign at the back of the store suggests that chickens, not beef...

Photograph

Elsa Seipp

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A seated, full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Elsa Seipp, daughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. She is wearing a floor length gown wi...

Date: 1930-12 

Description: Three-quarter length, seated portrait of Mrs. Edward Petersen with her grandson, William Otto Petersen (1926-2012). Mrs. Petersen is wearing a dress with l...

Date: 1927 

Description: A woman sits at a kitchen table wearing a visor, leaning over a book while a lit oil lamp sits nearby. Also on the table are a newspaper, additional books,...

Photograph

Tomac Plasma Bank

Date: 1944 

Description: A woman stands next to a "Tomac Plasma Bank," a refrigerated cabinet designed to store blood plasma. The original caption reads, "Tomac Plasma Bank, engine...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Rope tying demonstration for a group of rural school teachers. Original caption reads, "County Supt. Tobin, Country Life Director, and rural school teacher...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Alma Schmidt Petersen (1894-1989). The granddaughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, Alma and her husband Dr. William F....

Date: 1923-06 

Description: A woman uses an electric sewing machine while seated at a table with latticed sides.

Date: 1947 

Description: Female factory workers handle parts in the ball bearing plant at West Pullman Works.

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Elsa Seipp Madlener

Date: 1898-01-04 

Description: Waist-up standing portrait of Elsa Seipp Madlener on her wedding day. She is wearing a long sleeved dress with a high collar, lace bodice and a lace veil w...

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