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Date: 1917 ca.
Description: Thousands of potatoes dumped from a freight train along a rail embankment. There is a cow in the background foraging. Original caption reads, "Many thousan...
Description: Interior view of a farmhouse, taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department and used to illustrate the dangers of a cluttered room....
Description: Mrs. Waggoner opens a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.
Description: Mrs. J.E. Waggoner passes plaid fabric through a wringer after using an electric washing machine. A washboard hangs on the wall in the background and a lau...
Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.
Description: Large group of men sitting and posing at long dining tables in the Club House of International Harvester's McCormick Works factory. The men are attending t...
Description: Two men pick through bushels of potatoes that have been dumped from a freight train. The men scour for potatoes that are still good. Original caption reads...
Date: 1902 ca.
Description: Long tables and chairs in a dining hall, probably at the McCormick Works. The tables are covered in table cloths and several cooks stand in the background....
Description: Freshly pressed clothing hangs on a metal bar off an Apex electric ironing machine.
Description: A woman sits in a wooden chair while using an electric iron on clothing. A laundry basket sits at her feet.
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...
Description: Children join hands while playing in an alleyway between brick buildings in an area of tenement housing. A line of laundry suspended over the alley hangs a...
Description: A woman uses an electric sewing machine while seated at a table with latticed sides.
Description: A woman stoops to remove an electrical cord from in front of a vacuum cleaner.
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...
Description: A woman stands behind a counter at the Tractor Works cafeteria. The shelves in front of her are filled with slices of pie on plates and ice cream in bowls.
Description: Chairs and tables are arranged throughout a room, possibly a factory lounge or break room, probably in the McCormick Reaper Works. A spinning wheel is in t...
Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering engines. Includes photographic illustrations of an engine powering a water pump, washing machine, and cement mixer...
Description: An unattended child turns the knobs of a gas stove in a farmhouse.
Description: Waitress tending a table in the dining room of the McCormick Works Club House.
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