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Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A standing full-length cabinet card portrait of William Conrad Seipp, the oldest son of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. He rests his left forearm on an ornate...

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: 1932-07 

Description: Man bending over to pick vegetables in the West Pullman Works' community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International...

Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner opening a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Interior view of a farmhouse, taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department and used to illustrate the dangers of a cluttered room....

Date: 1903 

Description: Dining hall at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company before 1902. The staff of the d...

Date: 1940 

Description: Workers for the American Transportation Company in a highway dispatcher's office.

Date: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushing a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.

Photograph

Conrad Seipp Jr.

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: A young Conrad Seipp Jr. stands on an oversized chair for a full-length studio portrait. He is wearing a skirt over long stockings, a jacket and white blou...

Date: 1929 

Description: 4-H band from Sedgewick County, Kansas. The band attended the International Harvester livestock show and Boys & Girls Club conclave.

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye view of the Chicago fire of October 8, 1871. The hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier and Ives.

Photograph

Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

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

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Factory dining room with a very high ceiling, probably at the McCormick Reaper Works. Long tables, stained with use, are lined with chairs. A row of decora...

Date: 1948 

Description: Factory workers sitting at tables and standing in line to get food at a service counter in the cafeteria of International Harvester's Tractor Works. The cl...

Date: 1919-09 

Description: Full-length seated portrait of Wilhelmina Petersen, mother of William F. Petersen M.D. She is wearing the dress that she wore to the wedding of her son to...

Date: 1952-03 

Description: An invitation to “A Black Masque and Ball Macabre at the DOOMED McCORMICK MANSION.” The mansion was the former residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Hall McCormi...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Original drawing of the basement of the McCormick residence, 675 Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois. Construction started after the Chicago fire in 1874, and w...

Date: 1917 

Description: Two women and young girl gathering vegetables in the Deering Works vegetable garden. Original caption reads: "This garden furnished a bountiful supply of v...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Man in driver's seat and a youth on the running board of a parked Internaitonal Model M truck used by H.J. Nehlsen Grocer. A sign on the side of the truck...

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...

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