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Date: 1876 

Description: Color chromolithograph illustration advertising poster for the Marsh Harvester, produced by Gammon and Deering Company. Printed by Charles Shober & Co., Ch...

Photograph

Christmas Tree

Date: 1899-12 

Description: Christmas tree in the home of Edward Petersen decorated with a wide assortment of ornaments and tinsel garland. It is standing on a low table in front of a...

Date: 1899-12 

Description: Close-up view of a mechanical rotating Christmas tree stand which has been elevated and incorporated into a winter scene. The key to wind the mechanism is...

Photograph

Fireworks Stand

Date: 1927-07 

Description: Three boys purchase fireworks from the proprietor of a National Fireworks tent near Ogden Avenue. The photograph was taken for International Harvester's Ag...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Edward Petersen poses, seated in a chair, and his wife stands next to him on the left. They appear to be reading papers which Edward is holding. Behind the...

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...

Photograph

Two Boys and a Dog

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: William F. Petersen, rear, poses on the lawn with an unidentified boy and a dog. Behind them is a low, fancy metal wire fence which encloses a garden near...

Date: 1925-05 

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen poses with her sons, Conrad, in baby buggy, and Edward, on tricycle, in front of their home at 1322 North Astor Street, in Chicago's...

Date: 1914 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for International Harvester's Keystone line of tillage implements. Features an illustration from behind of a man standing o...

Photograph

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: 1923 

Description: "Introducing Capatola Victrola Pinchneck Jackson." In this original drawing, the Teenie Weenies re-roof a house with playing cards and a new Teenie Weenie...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A page from a scrapbook created by Andrew Webb Jr. when he was a patient at the Chicago Tuberculosis Sanitarium from 1931-1934, with images of friends or o...

Photograph

Catherine Orb Seipp

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A seated portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp sitting near a window, knitting. Her upholstered chair has carved wood accents.

Photograph

Edward Petersen

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Edward Petersen at home, wearing a smoking jacket with quilted collar and cuffs. He is sitting in a wide doorway, hung with tasseled draperies, holding a c...

Date: 1946 

Description: A man sits in an armchair with his feet propped on a bed, reading an International sales-engineering bulletin and smoking a pipe.

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertising poster of World War I veteran returning home to family, farm and new Titan 10-20 tractor. The caption on the poster reads "Look what dad bought...

Photograph

McCormick Mansion

Date: 1961-08-14 

Description: Exterior view from across street of the "McCormick Mansion" located at 716 North Rush Street.

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

Ferris Wheel

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View of a large, stone residence with the first Ferris Wheel in the distance.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Man lounging against a full bookcase in an office area at McCormick Works in Chicago. A second man can just be seen behind the bookcase. A large dark room...

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