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Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Man working on a wagon wheel at International Harvester's Weber Works. Two other workers and a fire escape sign are in the background.


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: 1944 

Description: Factory workers handle metal parts at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Ferdinand Hotz poses holding the 41.94 carat Emperor Maximilian Diamond, which he owned from 1919 to 1946. He is wearing pince nez glasses and a pearl tie...

Date: 1944 

Description: Female factory worker at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1942 

Description: Factory workers at West Pullman Works operate a multiple drill machine. The original caption reads, "A side view of women employes(sic) of the Chicago West...


Description: A man has stopped his carriage at the fountain in South Park so his horse can drink water. A woman sits beside the driver, and a young boy stands behind th...

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A copy of an older illustration of the Sauganash Tavern, located on Lake Street in Chicago near Market. It was "built in 1831 by Mark Beaubien, who claimed...

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...

Date: 1940 

Description: Men at the International Molding Machine Company factory work with core boxes after removal from the core blower.

Date: 1932-07 

Description: African American woman tending to her plot in the McCormick Works' garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harves...

Date: 1918-05-06 

Description: Workers making wooden boxes inside a wood shop at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick works was built in 1873 by Cyrus McCormick and b...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers hand painting hundreds of McCormick mower main frames hanging in the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Mach...

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Man, most likely R.G. Brooks, showing a Milwaukee grain binder to three Native Americans in traditional dress in front of McCormick Works. One of the Nativ...


Description: Milwaukee Electric Crane & Manufacturing Company type "AN" crane at the Western Avenue Pumping Station with men working on various levels of the structure....

Date: 1930 

Description: Workers receiving treatment from of two doctors and a nurse in a medical office or hospital room at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormic...

Date: 1929 

Description: Factory worker uses a roller to shape a tractor wheel at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Workers assembling wagon and farm truck wheels the wood shop and wheel room of International Harvester's Weber Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned...

Date: 1976 

Description: Portrait of Brooks McCormick (1917-), an International Harvester executive. Brooks McCormick began his career with IH in 1940, serving throughout the decad...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three boys and one girl playing outside Sunnyside School with a tricycle, toy wagon, and a twisted iron chair.

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