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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: 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: 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: 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: 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....

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...

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: 1948 

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...

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...

Photograph

Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

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

Date: 1923-06 

Description: A woman using an electric sewing machine while sitting at a table with latticed sides.

Date: 1927-10 

Description: Freshly pressed clothing hanging on a metal bar off an Apex electric ironing machine.

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: 1923 

Description: A woman using a foot-pedal sewing machine while working with a piece of fraying fabric.

Photograph

Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

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

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....

Date: 1923 

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

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: 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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