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Photograph

Oiling the Machine

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man uses an oil can to lubricate equipment in a machine shop.

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Factory worker driving a Farmall Regular tractor, most likely at Farmall Works in Rock Island.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Developers, local dignitaries, and other businessmen participate in a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Park Tower Apartments.

Date: 1925-03-17 

Description: A man fills the tank on the back of an International Model 63 truck owned by the Townsend Oil Company.

Date: 1944 

Description: Elevated view of men and women working on a combine (harvester-thresher) assembly line at International Harvester's East Moline Works.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Two views of a man using the Elgin tractor. The image at left shows the farmer using the machine in a field; the image at right depicts the man using the t...

Date: 1938 

Description: A man stands by to operate an amusement ride called the "Waltzer" at the Canadian National Exhibition. The ride was owned by Ideal Exposition Shows of Pete...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Sears and Roebuck Shoe Factory No. 1, with its image reflected in the water next to the factory.

Photograph

Woolen Mills

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a woolen mill with an advertisement sign for Patton's Sun Proof-Paints in the front.

Date: 1937-04-16 

Description: A man at McCormick Works Twine Mill stands in between various rows of machinery to inspect a ball of twine.

Date: 1918 

Description: Back cover of a booklet produced by the Standard Detroit Tractor Company entitled, "The Farmer's Burden." A paragraph reading "Four-fifths of the world is...

Date: 1981-03 

Description: View of cement foundations and pillars for a future sewer pipeline. Cedar Ridge Subdivision.

Date: 1971-09-21 

Description: Speed reducer that is a later component of a coal pulverizer. This product was purchased by the Foster Wheeler Corporation and used by the Public Service C...

Date: 1946-05-14 

Description: Slightly elevated interior view of the stockroom at Kayser Motor Inc., 701 East Washington Avenue, showing display tables and stocked shelves.

Date: 1917 

Description: Front cover of a pamphlet advertising the Dakota tractor built by G.W. Elliott & Co of De Smet, South Dakota. The cover features a side view illustration o...

Date: 1944-02-28 

Description: Elevated view of the crowd and exhibits at the opening night of the First National Labor-Management Production Exposition.

Date: 1979 

Description: Elevated view of a man operating a 1420 Axial Flow combine and emptying the grain tank.

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: Barrel making tools and cattails, use for cauking barrels, at the Hess Cooperage.

Date: 1849 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as McCormick, Ogden & Co. Features a small drawing of the r...

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: Woman serving meals to factory workers in the cafeteria at International Harvester's Farmall Works.

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