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Photograph

Plano Works

Date: 1907-09-06 

Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as the "West Pullman Works."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A woman holds a metal case as a man stands leans against a desk in what appears to be a medical office or infirmary. The office is most likely at Internati...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men and boys working with steel rods and belt-driven machinery to make bolts inside an annex to the blacksmith shop at the McCormick Reaper Works. The fact...

Date: 1904 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for Plano light running harvesting machinery, featuring an illustration of a young woman holding a bundle of wheat over he...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Long tables and chairs in a dining hall, probably at the McCormick Works. The tables are covered in table cloths and several cooks stand in the background....

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Slightly elevated view of factory workers testing(?) the binding mechanisms for grain binders at the McCormick Reaper Works. Loose hay and hay bundles are...

Date: 1900 

Description: Three men open bales of sisal fiber at the McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Woman dressed as a "dairy maid"(?) posed as if holding an imaginary cup or glass. The image was most likely used as a model for a color advertising illustr...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Equipment pieces are stacked on either side of an aisle in the packing room at McCormick Reaper Works.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Wagons loaded with wood along a loading dock outside an agency or factory of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Machinery on a factory floor, most likely at McCormick Works. Workers are visible in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A man stands in a warehouse beside bales of manila fiber used to make twine at the McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Men assembling binders at International Harvester's Deering Works (factory). The factory was originally built by William Deering for the Deering Harvester...

Date: 1901 

Description: Shipping crates at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company factory. The crates contain a Little 4 mower bound for Anderson & Mattson of Malmo, a McCormick...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers operating belt-driven machinery in a machine shop at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine company...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Factory workers in the weighing and sacking room at the McCormick Twine Mill. A scale is standing in the background at right. White sheets are hanging in t...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Young girl in dress and bonnet posed with wood crate. The photograph was likely used by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company's advertising department a...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: A man stands beside a bookcase in a factory office, possibly in the bookkeeping or accounting department, at the McCormick Works. Several desks and cabinet...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The screw rail ferry, Pere Marquette 18. Flags are flying including one with her name and the American flag. This was Chicago's largest excursion bo...

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...

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