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Date: 1900 

Description: Advertisement from catalog featuring an illustration of the Jones Chain Mower, and a man using it in a field with a team of horses. Around the border are i...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed illustration of a spider in her...


Weber Works Shop

Date: 1910-01-10 

Description: Workers cutting wooden spindles with a rotating saw at International Harvester's Weber Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the Weber Wagon Comp...

Date: 1966 

Description: Truck driver Joseph Rito getting into an International truck. Rito drove for McNeil.


Deering Works

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Fullerton Avenue side of the Deering Works (factory) building. Two cars are parked just inside the factory gate. Before 1902, the buil...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Men load pieces of lumber from rolling carts onto piles in open-air sheds at Weber Works in Auburn Park.


Automobile in Snow

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Rear view of an automobile resting alongside a snow-filled Michigan Avenue during the winter. Other automobiles are parked near commercial buildings in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men pose on and around a large steam engine locomotive and mineral cars(?) in front of a factory with tall smokestacks. The side of the engine reads: "Calu...

Date: 1896 

Description: A passenger pigeon (center) and a ring dove (left) on a downward sloping perch. The passenger pigeon is now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived...

Date: 1939-04-26 

Description: Female factory workers at the McCormick Twine Mill use the twine balling machines and package completed balls of twine from off a conveyor.

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: 1930 

Description: Workers using an overhead crane to load new McCormick-Deering tractors (including the 10-20 and possibly the I-20) onto railroad cars outside International...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men use teams of horses to excavate a lot to be used as the site for the future McCormick Twine Mill.


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: 1902 

Description: Catalog cover featuring an illustration, on an orange background, of a young child wearing overalls standing near a pile of corn, corn cribs, and a Plano H...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing on tissue, in a cardboard mount, of a design for a brooch in the form of a flower on a stem with two leaves. The flower is represented...

Date: 1923-02-16 

Description: Engineering photograph of an experimental Farmall tractor.

Date: 1918-05-17 

Description: Crated "U.S. Machine Gun Cart" outside International Harvester's McCormick Works.

Book or Pamphlet

Osborne Advertising Catalog

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Front cover of an advertising catalog for International Harvester's Osborne line of farm implements. Features a chromolithograph illustration of a young bo...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Alma Schmidt


Description: A newspaper article in the "Chicago Evening American" describes "propaganda" plans of the Chicago Historical Society during World War I and prominently fea...

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