1 2
.

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...

Date: 1863 

Description: Handbill issued by E.B. McCagg, President of the N.W. Sanitary Commission, urging citizens to plant potatoes and onions to be divided, and to put up dried...

Date: 1928 

Description: Advertising poster for McCormick-Deering engines. Includes photographic illustrations of an engine powering a water pump, washing machine, and cement mixer...

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Interior view of a farmhouse, taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department and used to illustrate the dangers of a cluttered room....

Photograph

Woman Ironing

Date: 1927-10 

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

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...

Date: 1914 

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: 1923-06 

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...

Photograph

Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

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

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...

Photograph

Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

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...

Date:  

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: A woman uses an electric sewing machine while seated at a table with latticed sides.

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: 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: 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: 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(?).

Photograph

Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

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

Date: 1927-08 

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

1 2

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

.
.