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Catherine Orb Seipp

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A seated portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp sitting near a window, knitting. Her upholstered chair has carved wood accents.

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Description: Interior menu pages from Mortons Surf Club, with spot illustrations on colored rounds of representative items, such as the "Mortini" for the drinks section...

Date: 1923-06 

Description: Mrs. J.E. Waggoner passing plaid fabric through a wringer after using an electric washing machine. A washboard is hanging on the wall in the background, an...

Date: 1907-04-17 

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...

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Kitchen Implements

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: A display of metal kitchen utensils including cookie cutters, cake pans and molds.

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Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

Description: An unattended child turning the knobs of a gas stove in a farmhouse.

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...

Photograph

Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

Description: A woman stooping to remove an electrical cord from in front of a vacuum cleaner.

Date: 1902 ca.

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...

Date: 1919-07-06 

Description: Waitress tending a table in the dining room of the McCormick Works Club House.

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed knife, fork, and spoon crossed o...

Date: 1929 

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...

Date: 1923 

Description: Children joining hands while playing in an alleyway between brick buildings in an area of tenement housing. A line of laundry suspended over the alley is h...

Date: 1948 

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.

Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner opening a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.

Date: 1927-08 

Description: A woman wearing a house dress, stockings, and heeled shoes standing on the porch railing of a brick house to hang what appears to be clothesline from porch...

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Description: Letterhead of W.A. Maurer, importer and jobber of china painting supplies, including "white china for decorating, artists materials, colors, etc." On the l...

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...

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Woman Ironing

Date: 1927-10 

Description: A woman sitting in a wooden chair while using an electric iron on clothing. A laundry basket is at her feet.

Date: 1940 

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...

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