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Date: 1939 ca.

Description: A factory worker stands next to the battery of roller bearing tumble mills at McCormick Works.

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: Factory workers test mowers at the at McCormick Works.

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Factory workers painting crawler tractors (TracTracTors) at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Group portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (sitting center), and four female friends: unknown (standing left), Susie Day (standing right), Katharine Isham (s...


Description: Worker turning a wagon wheel spoke on a belt-driven industrial lathe at International Harvester's Accurate Engineering Works.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Alma Schmidt Petersen (1894-1989), granddaughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, who, with her husband, William F. Petersen...


Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of the photographer Ferdinand Hotz (March 14, 1868 - December 28, 1946) as a young man. He wears a fine suit and a single pearl stu...

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Dr. William F. Petersen (1887-1950). He is wearing a dark suit with a vest and necktie. Dr. Petersen, with his wife, Alm...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Family studio portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954), her son, Emmons Blaine, Jr. (1890-1918), and a family dog. They are posing in front of a pain...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's West Pullman Works inspecting 37-millimeter shells.


Conrad Seipp Jr.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Conrad Seipp, Jr. (1883-1909), poses for a full-length portrait wearing a sailor suit in front of a tapestry background. He was the youngest child of Conra...


Pinstriping Binders

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers pinstriping hundreds of binder frames inside at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine company befor...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A large room with manufacturing equipment at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company's factory ("reaper works") in Chicago. Men in work clothes are at so...


Otto Schmidt M.D.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Dr. Otto Schmidt (1863-1935), noted Chicago physician and husband of Emma Seipp Schmidt. He is wearing a dark suit and bo...

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory workers with machines and parts at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Man lounging against a full bookcase in an office area at McCormick Works in Chicago. A second man can just be seen behind the bookcase. A large dark room...

Date: 1952-07 

Description: The Democratic convention, with Harry S. Truman and Adlai Stevenson standing at a podium.


Description: Worker inserting spokes into a wagon wheel apparatus at International Harvester's Accurate Engineering Works.

Date: 1937-03-29 

Description: Factory workers seal cork insulation between an inner and an outer steel box at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1948-11-29 

Description: Twenty-five members of the "Negro Farmers of America" tour a crawler tractor (TracTracTor) assembly line at International Harvester's Tractor Works. The fa...

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