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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: 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...

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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: 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: 1917 ca.

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...

Date: 1923 

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

Date: 1923 

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

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...

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Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

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

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Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

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

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: 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...

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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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...

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Kitchen Implements

Date: 1917 ca.

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

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: 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...

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Description: Front cover and selected drink pages from the Kona Kai Lounge, a Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in the Marriott Hotel, with a carved figure used as a...

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: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.

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