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Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Three women and a man dumping the beans they've picked into wooden containers at a vegetable garden northwest of Chicago.

Date: 1914-08-08 

Description: A photographer stands near a camera on the bank of the Chicago River. He likely works for International Harvester Company and appears to be photographing t...

Date: 1927-08 

Description: A woman moves a curtain out of the way of an electrical fan sitting on a desk. Near the fan are some books, a floral arrangement, and a notepad. Outdoors,...

Date: 1948-11-29 

Description: African-American farmers inspect an International crawler tractor (TracTracTor) at International Harvester's Tractor Works. The group was on a tour of the...

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: 1974-03 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers, including some boys, threading bolts with heavy machinery in the Nut and Bolt Department at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by t...

Date: 1948 

Description: Man loading coal from an overhead bin into an International K-6 dump truck owned by South Chicago Coal and Dock Company. The slogan "coal stoker heat is be...

Date: 1932-07 

Description: Mother and her two daughters pose near a version of International Harvester's logo at the McCormick Works community garden. The garden was one of several f...

Date: 1936-07-22 

Description: Men in the Repairs Department Sales Room at the McCormick Works factory.

Date: 1884-01-07 

Description: Family portrait of inventor and industrialist Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884), and his two sons, (L to R), Harold Fowler McCormick (1872-1941), and Stanle...

Date: 1947 

Description: A factory worker wearing eyeglasses is holding a metal part while standing at a large machine in International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for International Harvester "femineered" refrigerators. Features a woman in a black evening gown standing next to a refrig...

Date: 1947 

Description: A factory worker handles metal parts at West Pullman Works.


Description: Exterior view of a Pawling & Harnischfeger 3-ton traveling electric monorail hoist located at James B. Clow & Sons. The cab is stamped "Capacity 6,000 Lbs....

Date: 1949-03 

Description: An factory worker at McCormick Works performs a final inspection of mower guards.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of workers filing out of the gates of the McCormick Reaper Works at the end of a work day. The factory became part of the International Harve...

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...


Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Date: 1936-07-08 

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

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