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Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Worker painting wagon trucks at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the Weber Wagon Company until 1904, wh...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed knife, fork, and spoon crossed o...

Date: 1900 

Description: Advertisement from catalog featuring an illustration of the Jones Chain Mower, and a man using it in a field with a team of horses. Around the border are i...

Date: 1917 

Description: Elevated view of crowd at flag raising ceremony at Western Avenue. A group of people are standing on a stage or platform decorated with flags, and a large...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Lithograhic view of the residence of John Kinzie on the bank of the Chicago River at the mouth of Lake Michigan. The residence consists of a house with a f...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Mrs. Joseph Smith seated on a bench in Jackson Park. In the background are horse-drawn vehicles.

Date: 1937-01 

Description: International Harvester dealers from Dubuque, Iowa arriving at the Illinois Central Station for a sales conference.


Description: Front and back covers of the Mortons Surf Club menu, with a black on blue grid of Chicago streets from Lake Michigan to Vincennes Avenue, and E. 45th to E....

Date: 1913 

Description: This photograph from the album of aviation pioneer Jesse Brabazon is described by him as the "first simulated bombing in history, using an aeroplane versus...

Date: 1911-08-11 

Description: Souvenir postcard sent to Harriet O'Shea of Madison from an unidentified friend who attended the Chicago International Aviation Meet. The Chicago meet, whi...


McCormick Works

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: International Harvester's McCormick Works on the river with railroad tracks and a cargo dock. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Com...

Date: 1952-04-22 before

Description: Menu from the Inaugural Luncheon of the Half-Century Club of the National Association of Tobacco Distributors, with a pioneer driving a team of horses pull...

Date: 1938-05-25 

Description: Visitors entering the trailer of International Harvester's touring diesel engine exhibit.

Date: 1924 

Description: Presidential campaign photo of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. standing up in the back of a convertible automobile with an American flag behind him. Two signs i...

Date: 1938-05-25 

Description: Visitors examining machinery displays in International Harvester's touring diesel engine exhibit.


Vilas Flying Boat

Date: 1913-07-01 

Description: The Curtiss flying boat in which Jack Vilas made the first flight across Lake Michigan. Vilas, a Chicago businessman, was greeted by a crowd of aerial enth...

Date: 1965 

Description: Two women, one walking a pair of toy poodle dogs, on a sidewalk in front of the Churchill Hotel.

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed illustration of a spider in her...

Date: 1975-03-20 

Description: Original press release caption reads: "J.O. Hill (right), of O.S. Hill and Company, International truck dealer at East Liverpool, Ohio, was recently electe...

Date: 1912-10-08 

Description: Jesse Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin, in a Wright Model B following an emergency landing at Cicero Field in Chicago. Inspecting the faulty propeller that c...

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