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Date: 1856-12 

Description: Handbill and order form advertising reaper and mower manufactured by Cyrus Hall McCormick. This describes the gold medal awarded at the "Great French Exhib...

Date: 1884 ca.

Description: Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp (1825-1890), seated at left, poses with his second wife, Catherine Orb Seipp (1846-1920), seated to his left, with other family...

Date: 1862-04-05 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Camp Douglas near Chicago. Caption reads: "Camp Douglas, near Chicago, Illinois, where seven thousand rebel prisoners are quartered."

Photograph

Passenger Pigeon

Date: 1896 

Description: A passenger pigeon on a perch. The passenger pigeon is now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whit...

Date: 1862-04-05 

Description: Group of Confederate prisoners of war assembled in prison barracks.

Date: 1880-06 

Description: Illustration of the Interstate Exposition Building,the site of the Republican National Convention.

Photograph

Clara Seipp

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: A standing, full-length studio portrait of Clara Seipp, a daughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. She is dressed in a dress and coat with hat, muff and gl...

Photograph

Ferris Wheel

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of a large, stone residence with the first Ferris Wheel in the distance.

Date: 1899 

Description: Two women sitting in the "rest room" at the McCormick Reaper Works. A piano sits in the background.

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview of elevated view of the midway of the Chicago World's Fair from the Ferris wheel.

Date: 1896 

Description: Profile view of a passenger pigeon, a species of pigeon now extinct, with its shadow projected on the wall of the cage behind. Part of a group of pigeons t...

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover of catalog featuring a color illustration of children riding on a harvesting machine pulled by three boys. The caption reads: "It is as simple a...

Date: 1869 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Edmund Andrews (1824-1904), Vermont-born surgeon. Andrews served as Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the Universit...

Photograph

Alma Seipp

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Alma Seipp posing seated in an ornately carved chair. She wears a floor-length gown with high collar and ribbon trim. Alma is a dau...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company office building from the corner of Market and Jackson streets. The building's address was 212 Market Street. Offices f...

Date: 1886-06-21 

Description: A photograph of a painting depicting the surrender of Albert Parsons to Cook County Illinois authories. Parsons had been arrested in connection with a conf...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Newspaper engraving of the building at Randolph and Dearborn Streets that served as the McCormick General Office from 1879 to 1885. An American flag flies...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Catalog cover featuring an illustration of a man using a Light Running Plano in a field with two horses. Around the border are illustrations of types of le...

Date: 1898-12 

Description: Fire insurance map showing the grounds and buildings of the McCormick Reaper Works, a factory operated by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

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...

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