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Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Two factory workers load boxes into crates at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Workers handling spokes for wagon wheels at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works. The factory was located at Auburn Park and was owned by the Weber...


Pinstriping Binders

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers pinstriping hundreds of binder frames inside at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine company befor...

Date: 1933-06-02 

Description: Replica of Cyrus McCormick's original 1831 reaper on display in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair. Scale models...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A factory worker uses a spreader machine to work with sisal fiber during the production of binder twine at the McCormick Twine Mill. White sheets are hung...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Factory workesr stand in the "wheel room" at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

Date: 1914-11-04 

Description: Medical staff attend to male and female factory workers at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Mac...


Emma Huck Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Emma Huck Seipp (1855-1891). She is standing and wearing a floor length sleeveless gown and opera length gloves. Emma was the first...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A McCormick-Deering all-steel thresher modified for display at the McCormick Works factory showroom.

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: Waist-up, seated portrait of Alma Schmidt Petersen holding her son, William O. Petersen. She is wearing a dark dress with a lace collar, and a beaded neckl...

Date: 1933-06-02 

Description: International truck on display in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.

Date: 1944 

Description: Engine room at International Harvester's Education and Training Center.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Young girl in dress and bonnet posed with wood crate. The photograph was likely used by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company's advertising department a...


Petersen House

Date: 1930 

Description: A room off the entrance hall of the Edward Petersen home at 1322 Astor Street in Chicago's Gold Coast area has a barrel vaulted ceiling and bookcases along...

Date: 1939-03-08 

Description: Man at the parts counter of an International Harvester dealership owned by the Great Lakes Supply Corp.

Date: 1933-07-18 

Description: Lillian Anderson of Racine, Wisconsin, Queen of the "Century of Progress" world's fair, poses near a tractor in the International Harvester exhibit.

Date: 1941-11-11 

Description: Factory workers forge a tractor crankshaft with an Erie press at International Harvester's Tractor Works. Original caption reads: "Crankshaft as it appears...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Factory workers in the Paint Department of McCormick Works charge vehicles and pigment into large ball units.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Male workers stand at stations positioned along a wall of windows inside the McCormick Reaper Works. A belt-driven power system is suspended from the ceili...

Date: 1942-05-25 ca.

Description: Female factory worker operates a surface grinder at International Harvester's 20 (twenty) millimeter gun plant. Original caption reads: "This woman employe...

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