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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Equipment pieces are stacked on either side of an aisle in the packing room at McCormick Reaper Works.


Men Stacking Twine

Date: 1925-01-27 

Description: A factory worker loads bags of twine onto a conveyor belt, while another waits at the top of the pile to stack the twine in a storage space, possibly at th...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Three draftsmen working at their desks at International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was originally built by William Deering for the Deering Harv...

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Visitors examining the "Farm to City - City to Farm" display in the International Harvester exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers inspect calendars and mailing folders printed on large presses at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company's in-house print shop. After the company...

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Julius Friesser, master taxidermist, mounting one of the five cows that occupy the International Harvester Farm exhibit at the Museum of Science and Indust...


Alma Seipp

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Alma Seipp posing seated in an ornately carved chair. She wears a floor-length gown with high collar and ribbon trim. Alma is a dau...

Date: 1920 ca.

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

Date: 1934-03-20 

Description: Large storage area containing pieces of canvas for agricultural implements at the McCormick Works (factory). The bins in the right foreground of the image...

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A standing full-length cabinet card portrait of William Conrad Seipp, the oldest son of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. He rests his left forearm on an ornate...

Date: 1947 

Description: A male and a female factory worker operate machines in the ball bearing plant at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1944 

Description: Two factory workers use machinery mounted along a workspace counter at West Pullman Works.


Woman Ironing

Date: 1927-10 

Description: A woman sits in a wooden chair while using an electric iron on clothing. A laundry basket sits at her feet.

Date: 1900 

Description: Factory workers use a belt-driven universal boring machine at the McCormick Reaper Works. Additional workers stand near a wall lined with windows in the ba...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Men working in the forge shop of the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. In 1902 it became the McCor...

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory workers with machines and parts at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Sisal (hennequen) fiber streaming from machines at the McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1907-01-05 

Description: Photograph of an "Age and School Certificate" completed by a mother giving her 15-year-old son permission to work. The form reads: "THIS CERTIFICATE NOT T...

Date: 1975-06 

Description: Students from Chicago's Cyrus McCormick School viewing a replica of the original McCormick Reaper at the International Harvester exhibit at the Chicago Mus...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Workers in Carl Bates' airplane factory in Chicago. The history of Bates' various aviation enterprises is sketchy, but it is known that he built airplanes...

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