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Description: Mrs. Waggoner opens a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.
Date: 1919 ca.
Description: Workers sanding wagon wheels at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the Weber Wagon Company until 1904, wh...
Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.
Date: 1902 ca.
Description: Men working in the forge shop of the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. In 1902 it became the McCor...
Description: Workers assembling mowers along an assembly line at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and...
Description: Factory workers tend to machines on wheeled carts at International Harvester's McCormick Works factory. The carts run along a track embedded in the floor.
Description: Factory workers at a canvas machine at the McCormick Reaper Works.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Workers hand painting hundreds of McCormick mower main frames hanging in the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Mach...
Description: A group of male employees sit at tables in International Harvester's education and training center while an instructor speaks before them.
Description: A woman's face is visible through an opening in the after-body of an aircraft torpedo as she uses a tool to tap holes in it. The photograph was taken at In...
Description: Three men open bales of sisal fiber at the McCormick Twine Mill.
Date: date unknown
Description: Workers in Carl Bates' airplane factory in Chicago. The history of Bates' various aviation enterprises is sketchy, but it is known that he built airplanes...
Description: A man and two women working in the canvas department at International Harvester's Deering Works (factory). The canvas was likely used for grain binders, ha...
Description: Factory workers load a wooden crate marked "McCormick Folding Daisy Reaper" using a pulley system in the docks of the McCormick Works.
Date: 1905 ca.
Description: Men in a factory comb fiber (fibre), the first process preparatory to spinning. International Harvester used sisal fiber to make binder twine. The men may...
Description: Studio portrait of Warren G. Harding, the year he won the election for president of the United States.
Description: Factory workers pack small metal parts into wooden crates using a conveyor belt and scale at West Pullman Works.
Description: Two workers painting, varnishing or otherwise treating wood planks at International Harvester's Weber Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the We...
Description: A page from a scrapbook created by Andrew Webb Jr. when he was a patient at the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium from 1931-1934, with a cut-out of...
Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's McCormick Works.
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