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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: 1893 

Description: View of the Columbian Exposition grounds from Lake Michigan.

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: 1870 

Description: Crowd gathered at Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Station to see off a colony of emigrants from Chicago who planned to settle in Colorado on a tract of land p...

Date: 1893 

Description: Cyanotype scenic view of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition grounds showing the U.S. Government Building and a bridge over the lagoon.

Date: 1861 

Description: Lithograph illustration of downtown Chicago near the Rush Street bridge (a "swing bridge"). The McCormick Reaper Works and other factory buildings are on t...

Date: 1891 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a farmer working in a field with a grain binder. A young man holds a par...

Photograph

Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of the photographer Ferdinand Hotz (March 14, 1868 - December 28, 1946) as a young man. He wears a fine suit and a single pearl stu...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertising card for William Deering & Company featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a man showing "The Deering Binder, carefully studied and...

Date: 1896 

Description: Profile view of a passenger pigeon, a species now extinct, sitting in a nest within foliage. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the avia...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. This may be the Eastern end of Mount Zion or the City of David.

Date: 1898-10-19 before

Description: Front cover, first illustration, and menu page for the "National Peace Jubilee Banquet tendered to The President of the United States and distinguished gue...

Date: 1885 

Description: Engraved bird's-eye view illustration of the "McCormick Harvesting Machine Company's Works," including railroad cars, smoke from smokestacks and factory wo...

Date: 1886 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for William Deering and Company farm machinery. Features an illustration of a young woman in a wheat field surrounded by bi...

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview of the Ferris Wheel at the Columbian Exposition at night. A full moon can be seen to the right of the wheel.

Date: 1893 

Description: Cyanotype view of the Illinois Building at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition showing a gondola and motor launch on the lagoon near a bridge. A wing of...

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview through a Ferris wheel at the Chicago World's Fair. The sensation of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was the Ferris wheel, the...

Date: 1871 

Description: Men and ships near the McCormick Works and the Chicago River during the Chicago Fire of 1871. The original caption reads: "Reproduction of photograph tak...

Date: 1892 

Description: Bird's-eye view of the Columbian Exposition pavilions from the vantage point of Lake Michigan. Included is an inset of the Union Passenger Station (now Uni...

Book or Pamphlet

Deering & Company Catalog

Date: 1894 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for William Deering & Company featuring a chromolithograph of Worlds Fair foreign commissioners observing Deering grain bin...

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