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Date: 1896 

Description: A passenger pigeon on a perch. The passenger pigeon is now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whit...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: International M series panel truck used for delivery of baked goods. The truck was owned by Michele Riverso, Panetteria Napolitana of 1450 W. Polk Street.

Date: 1931 

Description: Describes the advantages of a vacation on a cruise of the "North American" and "South American".

Date: 1946 

Description: Crawler tractors (TracTracTors) on a factory assembly line at International Harvester's Tractor Works.


Marie Lefens

Date: 1910 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Marie Seipp Lefens, one of the daughters of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp with his first wife, Maria Josepha Teutsch. She i...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: William Donahey's Teenie Weenie Dolls. The print features many of the characters: the General, the Sailor, the Lady of Fashion, Mrs. Lover, the Doctor, Tur...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Workers manufacturing wooden wagon components inside International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works. One worker is drilling holes in wooden pieces. The factor...


Business District


Description: A crowd of pedestrians passes the Marshall Field's department store (Marshall Field & Co.), built in 1892 by Daniel H. Burnham and located on the corner of...


Elsa Seipp Madlener

Date: 1898-01-04 

Description: Waist-up standing portrait of Elsa Seipp Madlener on her wedding day. She is wearing a long sleeved dress with a high collar, lace bodice and a lace veil w...

Date: 1929-01 

Description: Main stairway of Cyrus McCormick, Jr.'s residence at 50 East Huron Street. This view is of the section of stairway from the first landing to the second lan...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the Gasoline Alley Garage. Presumably the inspiration for Frank O. King's cartoon Gasoline Alley.


Old Abe on Perch


Description: A wood engraving of Old Abe, Civil War eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.


Sheet Metal Shop

Date: 1943-12-20 

Description: Men work in the sheet metal shop of the farm machinery engineering department of the International Harvester Company. The original caption reads, "Part of...

Date: 1941-03-25 

Description: Police officer and marchers from a Congress of Industrial Organizations (also known as the Committee of Industrial Organization) union clash outside Intern...

Date: 1913 

Description: Advertising poster for the International Harvester Low 20th Century Manure Spreader. Includes color illustrations of the implement. The spreader features a...

Date: 1913-06 

Description: A man and two women working in the canvas department at International Harvester's Deering Works (factory). The canvas was likely used for grain binders, ha...

Date: 1951 

Description: Side view of a Joseph H. Brown Iron & Steel Company International Harvester truck decorated with flags and banners for Chicago's East Side Centennial Parad...

Date: 1942-05-25 ca.

Description: Factory workers lift a gun at International Harvester's 20 (twenty) millimeter gun plant. Original caption reads: "The workmen shown in this picture are li...


Bartholomay Family

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Clara Seipp Bartholomay (1871-1956) and her husband, Henry Bartholomay, Jr. pose with their children, from left, Henry Conrad, Catherine, and Elsa Marie fo...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Front cover of an advertising catalog for International Harvester's Cloverleaf manure spreader, featuring an illustration of a man operating a horse-drawn...

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