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Date:  date unknown

Description: An undated photograph of a convention of District 1 of the United Packinghouse Workers of America. A sign in the background bears a picture of President Fr...

Date: 1890 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for harvesting machinery made by the Plano Manufacturing Company. Features a color illustration of a woman on a stage crown...

Date: 1947 

Description: Male and female factory workers at West Pullman Works wrap items in paper and package them in boxes as they roll down a conveyor belt.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Emma Seipp, third from left in second row, poses with eight other young women against a carved studio prop and painted backdrop. Two of the other women, Em...

Date: 1910 

Description: Female factory workers stand around long tables in the canvas department at International Harvester's Deering Works Canvas Department. Canvas is piled in r...

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Roen and Elizabeth Hart examining a combine (harvester-thresher) at the Harvester Farm exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. A mannequin is seated...

Date: 1930 

Description: Workers receiving treatment from of two doctors and a nurse in a medical office or hospital room at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormic...

Photograph

Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

Description: A woman stooping to remove an electrical cord from in front of a vacuum cleaner.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: An original lithograph promoting New York Central Lines railway and the city of Chicago. Featuring the artist Leslie Ragan, the poster depicts the buildin...

Photograph

The Orb Sisters

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Sisters Margarethe, left, and Catherine Orb pose for a full-length, standing portrait wearing matching dark floor length gowns with fur trimmed short sleev...

Photograph

Operating Theater

Date: 1902 

Description: Dr. Nicholas Senn demonstrates surgical techniques at Rush Medical College.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for International Harvester's Dairymaid line of cream separators. Features an oval portrait of a young woman, surrounded by...

Photograph

Mrs. John H. Kinzie

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up portrait of Mrs. John Kinzie, born Juliette Augusta Magill (1808-1870), author of "Wau-Bun," from an oil painting made in 1855 by G.P.A. Healey.

Photograph

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: 1974-03 

Description: A group of male and female workers are posed around a sign and a crankcase sitting on the factory floor. The sign reads "Melrose Park Plant / March, 1974 /...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait of an African American woman posing in front of a wooden bench and a velvet curtained backdrop. She is wearing a long dress emb...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Group studio portrait in front of a painted background. Catherine Orb Seipp, seated at left, poses with her children. From left: Conrad, Clara, Emma (stand...

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two identical cut-out images (one accented with red coloring) of two women in bathing suits and caps posing on a path surrounded by foliage, from a scrapbo...

Date: 1917-05 

Description: Large crowd of school children and adults gathered for a school garden dedication. Original caption reads: "Mr. Prost making a talk at a garden dedication...

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