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Date: 1888-12-15 before

Description: Front and inside front covers of a menu with a three-dimensional violin, a stringed bow, a sprig of cloth holly leaves and three berries, and a blue ribbon...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Placard for display with replicas of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The replicas were produced by the International Harvester Company for the "reaper ce...

Date: 1929-08-16 

Description: Three actors pose with a McCormick-Deering tractor and grain drill on the set of the Fox Film production "Our Daily Bread".

Date: 1909 

Description: Advertising poster showing a little man with a corn cob body, a shield in the shape of the International Harvester logo, and a spear made of a stalk of gra...

Date: 1924-06-10 

Description: Two men stand at the counter of an International Harvester dealership. Posters and machine pamphlets are hanging in the background.

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Photomontage of three women lifting baskets filled with giant peaches. The foreground as lines with other giant peaches. The top of the image is trimmed...

Date: 1964-05 

Description: Black and white cartoon depicting two men in an apiary. One man is standing over a beehive with ridiculous electrical equipment strapped to his chest and h...

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Description: Letterhead of the Badger State Tobacco Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the building, men working on boats moored near the water...

Date: 1875 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Eagle Mowing and Reaping Machine Company featuring an engraved illustration of a farmer riding a horse-drawn mower...

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Description: Flyer for a Plano grain binder, featuring a caricature of a competitor's machine, manufactured by "Horsekiller & Co." The message is that the Plano binder...

Date: 1962 

Description: Label for Chief Oshkosh Beer with an arrowhead-shaped shield in the center bearing the name of the brew. There is also a depiction of the brewery with Lake...

Date: 1909 

Description: Postcard distributed by International Harvester Co. showing a color illustration of a a little man with a corn cob body, a shield in the shape of the Inter...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Features the dome with the "Wisconsin" statue replaced by a seated beekeeper wearing protective clothing,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor group portrait of the Middleton High School girls glee club.

Historical Essay

Fair Ribbon Quilt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Quilt made of fair prize ribbons won by William H. Milward between 1908 and 1934. (Museum object #2004.12.1)

Date: 1930 

Description: Elevated view of a group of Nebraska State fairgoers gathered in the International Harvester tent to watch a film. Advertising pennants hang from the tent'...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Black and white drawing of a beekeeper sitting on a hive box leaning against a tree, his chin resting on his hand. He is holding a book titled "The Hive an...

Date: 1914 

Description: African-American school band assembled in a lecture hall at the Piney Woods Country Life School with Agricultural Extension Department workers and charts i...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Member of local farmers band practicing clarinet in barn.

Date: 1966 

Description: The 'Howdy' Roberts Band performing inside an International Harvester exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. Band members are playing a clarinet, trumpet, accordi...

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