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Date: 1883 

Description: Handbill describing a McCormick Harvesting Machine Company challenge to the winner of a field trial to face the McCormick Twine Binder. Hubbard, Partridge...

Date: 1959-03-25 

Description: Three women are shown pricing re-sale clothing for a rummage sale at 110 West Washington Avenue. At work are, left to right, Imogene Bowers, Jane Brandt, a...

Date: 1940 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for milk coolers, cream separators, milk aerators and other dairy equipment. Includes a photo of a grinning young boy with...

Date: 1926 

Description: Advertising poster for International trucks featuring illustrations of trucks delivering food to areas in Africa and the Middle East. The text describes a...

Date: 1886 

Description: Instructions for attaching steel bundle carrier to McCormick steel harvester. Features an illustration of the carrier attached to a harvester. The harves...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of retail street from the intersection. From the corner of the street, there is a restaurant, hotel, and post office. On the sidewalk, men sit on benc...

Date: 1949-08-15 

Description: Herman & Lily Ekern, right, are honored on the eve of their 50th wedding anniversary at a luncheon at the Edgewater Hotel. On the left are Mr. & Mrs. J.A....

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Description: Advertising piece from a New York convention of the Dancing Masters of America. Featured are DM of A master faculty: Judith Ann Sproule and F.W. Kehl (walt...

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Drive-In Theater

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Description: Entrance to outdoor drive-in theater. The billboard reads: "Mid City Outdoor." There is a white picket fence blocking the driveway. In the background are l...

Date: 1917 

Description: General line catalog illustration of a Deering corn binder. The text beneath the color illustration reads, "The Deering Corn Binder Gets the Fallen Stalks....

Photograph

Optenberg Pharmacy

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Optenberg Pharmacy. On the left is a large candy counter, including a Russell Stover Candies display. A curved soda fountain counter i...

Photograph

Reynolds Building

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Reynolds building from across the street including a horse-drawn wagon and shopfronts, number 33.

Date: 1888 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for grass cutting machinery manufactured by William Deering and Company. Features a color illustration of children riding a...

Date: 1953-06-23 

Description: Wolff, Kubly and Hirsig Company opens new store on Monday, June 29th. Pictured is the third floor which features housewares, kitchen furniture, appliances,...

Date: 1916 

Description: General line color catalog illustration of a Sterling Southern farm wagon, one of the "New Standardized Sterling" farm wagons. Individual parts of the wag...

Date: 1873-12-19 

Description: The second page of the Joseph Schlitz Bewing Company articles of association.

Date: 1928 

Description: Two-page advertising illustration of the Wallis tractor. The text reads, "Delivers More Power for More Years and at Less Expense Than any other tractor app...

Date: 1927-03-25 

Description: Four men in bookkeeping department at the Security State Bank, 1965 Atwood Avenue. They are standing and working at machines near a row of windows that loo...

Photograph

Storefront Portrait

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Two men and two women pose in front of the J. Buntman store. Jars of penny candy, cans of spices, and American flags are some of the things displayed in t...

Photograph

Empty Stocking Club

Date: 1947-11-29 

Description: In the lobby of the Capitol Theater, manager Fred Reeths is holding Johnny Heitz while he drops a coin into the Empty Stocking Club stocking. Johnny's moth...

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