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Petersen House

Date:  ca.

Description: The fireplace in the living room of the Edward Petersen house features a classical revival surround and mantel. A small stuffed toy dog sits under a carved...

Date: 1952-07-07 

Description: Cyrus Philipp, Wisconsin Republican Party committeeman (and a Taft supporter) with fellow national convention delegate Harlen Kelley, the blind and handica...

Date: 1926 

Description: Advertising poster for the McCormick - Deering Manure Spreaders. The ad shows the featured spreader and tells about its five patented features. The poster...

Date: 1936-07-22 

Description: Workers manufacturing parts in a forge shop at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 1873 and beca...

Date: 1896 

Description: Two passenger pigeons, a species of pigeon now extinct, near a nest. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wicker chairs, pillows, table, magazines, a Victrola, and a medicine cabinet in the infirmary at International Harvester' Deering Works twine mill. The fac...

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Man in driver's seat and a youth on the running board of a parked Internaitonal Model M truck used by H.J. Nehlsen Grocer. A sign on the side of the truck...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of downtown Chicago before the fire of 1871. The photograph was taken from the South side of the Chicago River, looking Northeast. The Rush...

Date: 1944-05-25 

Description: Factory workers from International Harvester's McCormick Works line up on a stage to receive the Army-Navy "E" award, given to manufacturing plants achievi...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Holiday card from the Committee to Defend the Conspiracy. The front is a picture of seven defendants that were under indictment for criminal conspiracy dur...


Description: Elevated view of rows of railroad cars at the lakefront in Chicago, south of the Randolph Street viaduct.

Date: 1912-05-16 

Description: Factory worker(?) sanding a reaper platform at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The man is wearing a bowler hat.

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: 1949-03-10 

Description: Factory worker testing a Farmall Cub engine at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: A factory worker stands next to the battery of roller bearing tumble mills at McCormick Works.


Design for Ring

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing of a design for a ring, done on thin brown paper mounted on cardboard. The design depicts a black stone carved with initials mounted i...

Date: 1912-08-08 

Description: Toilet stalls in the employee bathroom at International Harvester's McCormick Works (factory).

Date: 1917-04-28 

Description: A man, who appears to be missing an eye, is sitting in a chair. The man is most likely a factory worker from International Harvester's McCormick Works in C...

Date: 1948-11-29 

Description: African-American farmers inspect an International crawler tractor (TracTracTor) at International Harvester's Tractor Works. The group was on a tour of the...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers removing mower wheels from casts inside Foundry no. 1 at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine comp...

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