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Date: 1918-05-06 

Description: Workers making wooden boxes inside a wood shop at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick works was built in 1873 by Cyrus McCormick and b...

Date: 1944 

Description: Female factory workers surrounded by stacks of metal parts at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1881 

Description: Front cover of the catalog featuring an embossed silhouette illustration of a man using a horse-drawn Plano harvesting machine.

Date: 1944 

Description: Factory workers work on an assembly line at West Pullman Works.

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...

Date: 1935 

Description: Worker using machines to mill gear centers of a TracTracTor (crawler tractor) main frame at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1923-06 

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

Date: 1935 

Description: Workers grind pistons at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1932-07 

Description: Man bending over to pick vegetables in the West Pullman Works' community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International...

Date: 1886 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for William Deering and Company farm machinery. Features an illustration of a young woman in a wheat field surrounded by bi...

Date: 1932-08 

Description: Man picking vegetables in the Wisconsin Steel Works community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester's...

Date: 1920 

Description: Holiday card with an image of a lady wearing a yellow, floor length gown and black comb in her hair. She appears inside of a geometric shape. The backgroun...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A young Ferdinand Hotz sits behind a large desk in his Chicago office. There is an art print and a framed collection of moths and butterflies on the wall b...


Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Factory workers use hammers and other tools to construct binder attachments(?) while standing at workstations inside a room at the McCormick Works. Piles o...

Date: 1935-07 

Description: Factory worker mills the ends of a TracTracTor (crawler tractor) main frame with an Ingersol planer/miller at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1944 

Description: A female factory worker operates a machine at West Pullman Works.


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: 1910-02-02 

Description: Two men with bowler hats ride an International Auto Buggy in an urban area during winter.

Date: 1944 

Description: Female worker using a drill press in a window display at International Harvester's employment office in the company's Michigan Avenue annex. The display ce...

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