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Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of downtown Chicago before the fire of 1871. The photograph was taken from the South side of the Chicago River, looking Northeast. The Rush...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of what appears to be the McCormick Reaper Works with the west fork of the south branch of the Chicago River in the foreground. Smokestacks, railroad...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith taking a drink near some rocks in Garfield Park.

Date: 1932-08 

Description: Mother and her two daughters at work in the McCormick Works community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Har...

Date: 1929 

Description: A hall, possibly at the McCormick Works Club House, decorated with vases of flowers, long tables laid with place settings, and chairs set up for a banquet...

Date: 1900 

Description: Cover for Light Running Plano binders, mowers, headers, reapers, hay rakes and sickle grinders. Features an illustration on the top left in gold ink on a r...

Date: 1958-11-13 

Description: International Harvester factory workers hold signs as they picket while participating in a "steel strike" near Tractor Works.

Date: 1919-09-16 

Description: Full-length portrait of Alma Catherine Schmidt, seated, (1894-1989) on the day of her wedding to William F. Petersen M.D. Her waist-length veil is secured...

Book or Pamphlet

Osborne Farm Annual

Date: 1913 

Description: Cover of a farm annual for International Harvester's Osborne line of farm equipment. Features a color illustration of a woman in classical dress holding a...

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:  

Description: Front cover and selected drink pages from the Kona Kai Lounge, a Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in the Marriott Hotel, with a carved figure used as a...

Photograph

Company Sales Room

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Two men sit around a table in the company dealership sales room. Original caption reads: "Company sales room and service station 2665 N. Elston Ave; Chicag...

Photograph

Mangel Florist Car

Date:  

Description: Shown is the car for Mangel Florist, offering "choicest flowers, best service, and moderate pricing." John Venizelos, taking the name 'Mangel' after immig...

Date: 1893 

Description: An ornate advertisement "showing the wonderful growth of the Plano Manufacturing Company" as symbolized by the hatching and growth of a chick into a mighty...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith standing at the edge of a water feature in Jackson Park.

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: 1919-09-16 

Description: Alma Schmidt poses for a waist-up portrait on the day of her wedding to William F. Petersen. She holds her bouquet of sweet peas and lilies of the valley....

Date: 1972 

Description: Rusty Brda, a "Cameo Girl" saleswoman with Bestline Incorporated, holds a bottle of Zip All-Purpose Cleaner while standing by the opened door of a pink-col...

Book or Pamphlet

CB&Q Corn Planter Catalog

Date: 1916 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for International Harvester's CB&Q line of corn planters showing a farmer in a field with a horse-drawn planter.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A young Ferdinand Hotz sits behind a large desk in his Chicago office. There is an art print and a framed collection of moths and butterflies on the wall b...

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