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Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

Description: An unattended child turning the knobs of a gas stove in a farmhouse.

Date: 1939-04-26 

Description: Female factory workers at the McCormick Twine Mill use the twine balling machines and package completed balls of twine from off a conveyor.

Date: 1949-03-10 

Description: A group of men working at tables in the Drafting Department at International Harvester's Tractor Works. An American flag hangs from the high ceiling in the...

Date: 1947 

Description: A female factory worker operates a machine consisting of multiple gears while seated at a table at West Pullman Works.

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Walgreen Commissary

Date: 1941 

Description: Worker Harold Johnson stands near a machine and a McCormick-Deering cooler at the Walgreen Commissary. The original caption describes the cooler as an "8BB...

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

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: An factory worker in the Paint Department at McCormick Works discharges 100-gallon ball mills. Another man works in the background.

Date: 1919-07-06 

Description: Waitress tending a table in the dining room of the McCormick Works Club House.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: An factory worker at McCormick Works uses an automatic filling and labeling machine.

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: "Freshly painted" crawler tractors (TracTracTors) "emerge from 190 ft. gas-fired drying oven" at International Harvester's Tractor Works. A factory worker...

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Mrs. Alma Seipp Hay

Date: 1912 

Description: A seated, three-quarter length portrait of Alma Seipp Hay, a daughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. She is dressed in a finely detailed gown and holds a...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Factory workers assemble "shoe chains" on an International crawler tractor (TracTracTor) at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1918-11-26 

Description: Factory worker stands at what appears to be a large press at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The machine is labeled, "Williams, White & Co., Mol...

Date: 1936-05-09 

Description: Workers making molds for castings with new sand conveyor units inside the foundry of International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick Works was bui...

Date: 1947 

Description: A factory worker at West Pullman Works stands behind a counter surrounded by metal pieces in the ball bearing plant.

Date: 1949 

Description: A wood pattern-maker apprentice at McCormick Works (factory) turns a pattern on the faceplate of a lathe.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men work at tables in the metal finishing room of the McCormick Reaper Works factory. Stacks of parts are piled on the floor and a hat and coat hang from a...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Waist-up vignetted studio portrait of brother and sister. Conrad Seipp (1883-1909) sits on the lap of his sister Alma (1876-1966) for a half length studio...

Date: 1946 

Description: Rear view of group of employees sitting at tables to watch as an instructor demonstrates a lesson on a chalkboard at International Harvester's Education an...

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...

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