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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...

Book or Pamphlet

Hoosier Grain Drills Catalog

Date: 1915 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Hoosier line of grain drills manufactured by the American Seeding Machine Company of Richmond, Indiana. The machine...

Date: 1943-01-13 

Description: Woman working on a midget mill that cuts spiral grooves and moves at a rate of about 3500 r.p.m. The woman operating this machine was a former drill press...

Date: 1931 

Description: Interior view of bowling alley lanes at the McCormick Works Club House. The Club House was designed for recreational use by factory employees.

Date: 1948 

Description: Factory workers stack bales of twine in a warehouse at the McCormick Twine Mill.

Date: 1930 

Description: Aerial view of the McCormick Works buildings.

Date:  ca.

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of William O. Petersen (1924 - 2012), attorney and owner of Black Point Estate with his wife, Jane Jordan Browne. Peters...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Akra in Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. A busy landscape of people, animals, and shelters.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Man driving an International Model M highwheeler with the Chicago skyline in the background. The Model M, introduced in 1915, was rated at 1000 pounds carr...

Date: 1975 

Description: Color photo of a group of children in jackets and an adult looking at a mural of endangered big cat species painted on a trailer. The painting was part of...

Date: 1906-06-12 

Description: A document for employing children. The left side reads: "EMPLOYMENT OF CHILD. AFFIDAVIT UNDER ACT OF 1893. Name of Child_ Residence_ Filed and en...

Date: 1917 

Description: Elevated view of crowd at flag raising ceremony at Western Avenue. A group of people are standing on a stage or platform decorated with flags, and a large...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing of an intricate design for a pendant. The design features multiple stones, possibly diamonds. There is a small hinge at the lower left...


Weber Wagon

Date: 1913 

Description: Advertisement for the Weber Wagon, the "king of all farm wagons." Features color illustration of the implement. Printed by the Crown Press in Chicago, IL.

Date: 1927 

Description: Advertising poster for the "Big Ball" of binder twine produced by the International Harvester Company. Features an illustration of a big ball of twine.

Date: 1943-05-28 

Description: Female factory worker winds a motor in the electrical shop at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1913 

Description: Mogul 15-30 HP kerosene tractor loaded on a railroad car for delivery, most likely outside International Harvester's Tractor Works.



Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of cattle pens at Chicago stockyards.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Factory workers stand amid machinery in the forge shop at the McCormick Reaper Works.

Date: 1945 

Description: International Harvester Building looking north on Michigan Avenue.

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