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Date: 1973 ca.

Description: A man opens the driver's side door of an International Cargostar truck carrying a piece of construction equipment at what appears to be a building site.

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Rear view of a farmer operating a McCormick grain binder pulled by two horses on a hillside. In the background are hills and trees.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man sits in a horse-drawn carriage in a wheat field in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. The field has been harvested and piles of wheat are visible. Several ho...

Historical Essay

Bull Semen Parachute

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parachute used by the University of Wisconsin to deliver fresh bull semen to farmers in rural areas, 1944-1947. (Museum object #1993.7)

Date: 1930-12-29 

Description: International Harvester engineering department photograph of an experimental Farmall tractor. The original caption reads, "15-30 Farmall tractor (redesign...

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: 1946 ca.

Description: Display in the Harvester Farm exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. The display consists of a McCormick Farmall tractor with a mannequin sitting o...

Date: 1957-02-05 

Description: Two sisters from Mauston, Mrs. Thomas Shelton, left, and Mrs. William T. Walsh, consult a program for the annual University of Wisconsin Farm and Home Week...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down hill towards Stoddard, with the Mississippi River and hills in the background. The German Lutheran Church is in the foreground, and there are rai...

Date: 1908-10-29 before

Description: Front cover and menu listing from the Hotel Badger, with an etching of a fox sitting on the ground looking up at a bunch of grapes hanging on a vine over a...


Description: Front three-quarter view of right side of a La Crosse Tractor operated by a man in a suit.

Date: 1928-07-23 

Description: A McCormick-Deering 15-30 tractor in a New Zealand field. Five men stand in a field gathered around bushels of wheat, and one man drives a tractor pulling...

Historical Essay

Farming and Rural Life

Discover how farming drew immigrants to Wisconsin in the 19th century, the state's role as a major wheat producer, and later diversification of crops.

Date: 1912-09-03 

Description: An experimental reaper(?) in a factory year, most like at International Harvester's McCormick Works in Chicago.

Date: 1925 

Description: Railroad tank cars on railroad tracks outside the plant. There are two large round storage tanks behind the tank cars.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Mogul tractors loaded onto railroad cars outside International Harvester's Tractor Works. A variety of parts, engines, implements, and tra...

Date: 1895-08-02 

Description: A hardwood forest ten miles southwest of Florence, containing hard maple, birch, elm, oak, hemlock, and other types of timber. Two men are leaning against...

Date: 1927-03-09 

Description: A train carrying tractors stopped on its way from Milwaukee Works (factory).


Cabin and Trees

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a cabin among moss-covered trees near a field. A man crouches while working in the field on the right.

Book or Pamphlet

Dodge and Stevenson Catalog

Date: 1870 

Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for the Dodge's patent Reaper & Mower, Self-Raker. The cover features an engraved illustration of a woman leaning on a hor...

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