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Date: 1895 

Description: A man stands in a field in Ashland County, almost dwarfed by grain plants.

Date: 1886 

Description: Lithographed advertising poster for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing the Civil War battle of Mission Ridge. Features an inset with a small...

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Ephraim Watts Home

Date: 1895-08-02 

Description: Ephraim Watt, his wife, and their child pose in front of their log home, 14 miles southwest of Florence. The image caption reads, "where we had dinner, Aug...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The front (left) and back (right) of a promotional card advertising farming land in northern Wisconsin.

The caption below the image reads: "A typical cou...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: View, through a cornfield, of people, a store, a sawmill and wagons. Moscow was platted in 1850 by an Englishman, Chauncy Smith, who dammed the Bluemound...

Date: 1887 

Description: Color illustration of a "McCormick Steel Harvester and Binder" from an advertising folder. Printed by Gies and Company, Buffalo.

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Three boys doing gymnastics in field with other people behind, two people in wagon and a cow near with haystacks and ladder in back.

Date: 1867 

Description: Directions for putting together and operating McCormick's Reaping and Mowing Machine. Features labeled drawings of the machine set up as a reaper and as a...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A man is driving a horse-drawn mower down a path on the grounds of a large estate. There is an electric street lamp along the path, and many buildings in t...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A pasture is in the foreground with a brick house, barn and connected outbuildings behind it.

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Men by Haystacks

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Two men pose with four haystacks inside a fence. One man is seated on a fence post and the other is on a ladder.

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Men on Chimneys

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A unusual scene on an unidentified farmstead probably located near Pleasant Springs, Wisconsin. A family is posed in the yard of a frame house, as is usual...

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: Asa Preston (1816-1892) stands in front of his blacksmith's shop with his sons David (1840-1904) and John (1842-1898) behind him and a variety of items mad...

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: The reverse side a promotional card advertising agricultural land in northern Wisconsin.

The texts reads, "1. How many improved farms are there in the...

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Survey Group

Date: 1895 

Description: Group of surveyors from the Agricultural Department at the University of Wisconsin posing on the back platform of their railroad car 404, "the Palace Car."...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Original pen and ink drawing of an illustration for a McCormick Company advertising catalog. Features a drawing of men holding grain cradles in a wheat fie...

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Reaping Scene

Date: 1879 ca.

Description: Three men take a break during harvesting. Their horse-drawn reaper raked the grain into rows as it cut. In the background are various farmstead buildings,...

Date: 1878 ca.

Description: View through a field with barns and a house surrounded by fences.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A farmer operates a McCormick horse-drawn right hand open elevator grain binder (?) in a field while another man gathers the bound sheaves of grain.

Date: 1873 ca.

Description: A family of sixteen in yard around table set for coffee. Three men are in the background, one holding a shotgun. There is a frame house with shutters and s...

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