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Description: H.L. Mencken sits at the breakfast table reading the newspaper and dining on toast and a goblet of beer. He autographed the photograph with "Breakfast in t...
Description: Mrs. Granere wringing clothes with a Maytag washing machine at Harvester Farm.
Description: Rags, discarded shoes, empty bottles and food cans litter the space surrounding a rear entrance to a farmhouse.
Date: 1925 ca.
Description: View of the Richard T. Ely home at 205 North Prospect Street. This house was designed by the Chicago architect Charles Sumner Frost and built by Richard &...
Date: 1922 ca.
Description: Leonore Judkins Middleton shows a book to three young Japanese men. An iron kettle sits on a stove in the background.
Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering engines. Includes photographic illustrations of an engine powering a water pump, washing machine, and cement mixer...
Date: 1929 ca.
Description: Label from a can of Happy Way brand dark, hop flavored malt syrup. Picture on the label shows a woman wearing an apron and holding a can of the malt syrup...
Description: A woman wearing a dress, hat, and stockings uses a mop and bucket to wash a damaged wooden porch attached to a farmhouse.
Description: Woman steaming spinach in a hot-water bath on a Coleman Pressure Range at the Harvester Farm. The photo is part of a series illustrating canning methods.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: A young woman wearing an apron smiles as she slices a carrot into a pan.
Description: Helen Holden Besemer sits in a wooden chair to candle eggs at Holden Poultry Farm.
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: A man wearing overalls and a cap uses a saw powered by a 1.5 horsepower McCormick-Deering engine to cut wood on International Harvester's Hinsdale experime...
Description: A girl holds a long coat or blanket, a broom, and a dustpan while she descends a flight of stairs at International Harvester's Hinsdale experimental farm.
Description: Two young women talking in a bedroom. One is packing or unpacking clothes into a travel bag. A copy of Herbert Quick's "Vandemark's Folly" is among the boo...
Description: Advertising poster for International engines. Includes illustrations of the engines' farm uses, including pumping water, washing clothes, and operating a c...
Description: Woman washing clothes outdoors with a Dexter washing machine powered by a stationary McCormick-Deering 1 1/2 horsepower type "M" engine. Photograph taken a...
Description: A woman sits in a wooden chair while using an electric iron on clothing. A laundry basket sits at her feet.
Description: An outdoor brick bake oven with utensils alongside. According to the photographer, these were "often used by the early taverns."
Description: Young girl sitting at a table eating cereal(?) from a bowl. She also has a glass of milk and a plate with toast.
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