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Date: 1884-06-05 

Description: Engraved portraits of candidates for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Robert T. Lincoln, General William T. Sherman, General Joseph Roswell Hawley,...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed knife, fork, and spoon crossed o...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory worker cuts spokes for wagon wheels at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works.

Date: 1930-09-12 

Description: Engineering photograph of a "rebuilt" experimental one row cotton picker ("assembled on F-T-2517").

Date: 1930 

Description: Workers receiving treatment from of two doctors and a nurse in a medical office or hospital room at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormic...


Description: Studio portrait of Lars Davidson Reque, age 90, seated showing a book to his grandniece Martha Rothie Nelson, age 5.

Date: 1834 

Description: Press release image compiled by the International Harvester Company. The image includes "excerpts of the patent grant from the U.S. Patent Office to Cyrus...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Factory workers stand at stations apparently designed to test knotters for grain binders, most likely at the McCormick Reaper Works.


Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

Description: A woman stoops to remove an electrical cord from in front of a vacuum cleaner.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers making binder attachments in the binder attachment department at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Mach...

Date: 1919-09-16 

Description: Full-length portrait of Alma Catherine Schmidt, seated, (1894-1989) on the day of her wedding to William F. Petersen M.D. Her waist-length veil is secured...

Date: 1911-01 

Description: Elevated view of factory workers standing between rows of parts bins at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick H...

Date: 1886-05-04 

Description: Photograph of an artistic rendering of a rally held at Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886, before the explosion of the bomb. Haymarket Square is at the Inters...

Date: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushes a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men feed sisal fiber into a combing machine during the production of binder twine at the McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1949 

Description: A group of young men receive instruction in the apprentice classroom at McCormick Works.

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview over rooftops of the Ferris wheel at the Chicago World's Fair.

Date: 1861 

Description: Lithograph illustration of downtown Chicago near the Rush Street bridge (a "swing bridge"). The McCormick Reaper Works and other factory buildings are on t...

Date: 1933-06-21 

Description: Pedestrians near the entrance to Farm Machinery Hall at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.


Plano Works

Date: 1907-09-06 

Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as the "West Pullman Works."

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