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Date: 1941-12-22 

Description: A female factory worker at West Pullman Works wears safety goggles to operate a "tapping machine." The original caption reads, "This photograph shows a wom...


Catherine Orb Seipp

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp (1846-1920), widow of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp and owner of Black Point Estate. She is stand...

Date: 1947 

Description: Male and female factory workers use drills or drivers on metal parts at West Pullman Works.


David Mckee


Description: Quarter-length steel engraved portrait of David McKee, a Lieutenant colonel in the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtai...

Date: 1893 

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

Date: 1946 

Description: Factory workers stand at three heat-treating lines in the ball bearing plant at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1949-03-10 

Description: A group of men working at tables in the Drafting Department at International Harvester's Tractor Works. An American flag hangs from the high ceiling in the...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Three women and a man dumping the beans they've picked into wooden containers at a vegetable garden northwest of Chicago.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. In the foreground is a crowd of people, animals, and tents. There is also a group of solders wi...

Date: 1893 

Description: View of the canal area of the Columbian Exposition grounds looking north from near the front of the Machinery building (at left). The South canal is in the...


Vacuum Dangers

Date: 1927-08 

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


Lillian Anderson

Date: 1933-06-30 

Description: Lillian Anderson of Racine, Wisconsin, Queen of the "Century of Progress" world's fair, sits behind the wheel of a Farmall F-12 tractor in the Internationa...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Partially assembled International 8-16 tractors lined up inside International Harvester's Tractor Works (?) (factory).

Date: 1893 

Description: A cyanotype view of Cairo Street on the midway of the World's Columbian Exposition. An Egyptian with a large drum rides a camel as men and boys watch. The...

Date: 1931 

Description: Drawings of the passenger cabin plans for the screw passenger cruise vessel, North American.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing, on grey cardboard, of a design for a "Pendant for Matrix Turquoises." The matrix is the very dark veining on the stones. The oval sto...


Bargaining Pointers

Date: 1965-08 

Description: The bargaining team for a newly-recognized United Packinghouse Workers local at the Agar Packing Company talk over strategy for their first contract talks...


Weber Wagon

Date: 1906-11 

Description: New Weber wagon parked in front of a fence.

Date: 1893 

Description: Cyanotype view of the Illinois Building at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition showing a gondola and motor launch on the lagoon near a bridge. A wing of...

Date: 1923-02-16 

Description: Engineering photograph of an experimental Farmall tractor.

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