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Description: A woman stoops to remove an electrical cord from in front of a vacuum cleaner.
Description: A woman sits in a wooden chair while using an electric iron on clothing. A laundry basket sits at her feet.
Description: A woman uses a foot-pedal sewing machine while working with a piece of fraying fabric.
Description: An unattended child turns the knobs of a gas stove in a farmhouse.
Date: 1917 ca.
Description: A display of metal kitchen utensils including cookie cutters, cake pans and molds.
Date: 1884-10-02 before
Description: Foldout menu with a central menu listing, with a banner at the top with hunting rifles, a horn, and fishing poles; and surrounding vignettes of hunters aim...
Description: A woman in uniform stands by the open door of a walk-in-cooler in the cafeteria at International Harvester's Tractor Works (factory). A man stands on the...
Description: A child sits on the floor of a farmhouse kitchen near a cloth-covered table. A lit oil lamp, pot, and utensils sit on the table, illustrating the danger of...
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: 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...
Description: Mrs. Waggoner opens a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: A seated portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp sitting near a window, knitting. Her upholstered chair has carved wood accents.
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: Waitress tending a table in the dining room of the McCormick Works Club House.
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: A group of men and women surround O.H. Benson as he gives a canning demonstration in the office of County Superintendent Tobin. Canning equipment stands on...
Date: 1933-12-05 after
Description: First two pages of the interior of the Hotel Sherman wine list, with a woodcut of a man in a top hat, suit coat, and trousers, lying supine on the ground,...
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: 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: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.
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