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Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Workers assembling grain binders on an assembly line at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machin...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Industrial safety poster or sign illustrated with a cream separator. The poster advocates employee safety at International Harvester's Weber Works. The sig...

Date: 1919 

Description: Advertising poster for the Titan 10-20 H.P. Tractor. According to the poster, the tractor's price was reduced from $1,225 to $1,000 (one-thousand dollars).

Date: 1892 

Description: Bird's-eye view of the Columbian Exposition pavilions from the vantage point of Lake Michigan. Included is an inset of the Union Passenger Station (now Uni...

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Family studio portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954), her son, Emmons Blaine, Jr. (1890-1918), and a family dog. They are posing in front of a pain...

Date: 1918-05-06 

Description: Factory workers assembling artillery or "machine gun" carts for the United States military during World War I at International Harvester's McCormick Works.

Date:  date unknown

Description: An undated photograph of a convention of District 1 of the United Packinghouse Workers of America. A sign in the background bears a picture of President Fr...

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: 1975 

Description: Color photo of a trailer with a gorilla painted on the back as it is loaded onto a railroad car by a gantry for shipment. The painting was part of one of s...

Date: 1975 

Description: Color photo of an International Fleetstar truck outfitted with a garbage hauler. The truck was owned by Deck's Disposal Service and appears against a backg...

Date: 1948-11-02 

Description: WENR in Chicago broadcasts the first live national television presidential election returns when Truman upset Dewey.


Elizabeth Mills


Description: Studio portrait of Elizabeth Mills in large, feathered hat. She is the daughter of Arthur Mills and granddaughter of General Simeon Mills.

Date: 1939-04-26 

Description: Women workers operating twine balling machines at International Harvester's McCormick Twine Mill. The twine mill was part of the McCormick Works. The McCor...


Description: Exterior view of Keck and Keck's "Crystal House" on display at the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

Date: 1917-12-28 

Description: Engineering photograph of a limited production motor cultivator. Original caption reads: "The cultivator used in connection with this development was subst...

Date: 1925-11-20 

Description: Two factory workers use long-handled tongs to handle a long piece of heated metal at the McCormick Works factory.

Date: 1893 

Description: Elevated view of Ferris wheel and midway at the Columbian Exposition viewed from Hotel Epworth.

Date: 1937-04-16 

Description: A man at McCormick Works Twine Mill stands in between various rows of machinery to inspect a ball of twine.

Date: 1925-01-27 

Description: Workers stitching and printing labels on burlap bags used to store balls of binder twine at International Harvester's McCormick Twine Mill. The McCormick w...

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...

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