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Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Exhibit in the showroom of International Harvester's General Office building demonstrating the features of the Farmall Fast-Hitch. The exhibit includes a F...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory workers making wagon wheels at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works. An American flag hangs in the background.


Description: Worker turning a wagon wheel spoke on a belt-driven industrial lathe at International Harvester's Accurate Engineering Works.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. This is a well in En-rogel.

Date: 1886 

Description: A Wisconsin Central Railroad locomotive with Engine #42 hauling lumber from Antigo Lumber Company.

Date: 1929-04-20 

Description: Railroad tracks and waterway outside International Harvester's Deering Works. The Deering Works was owned by the Deering Harvester Company before 1902.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two identical cut-out images (one accented with red coloring) of two women in bathing suits and caps posing on a path surrounded by foliage, from a scrapbo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The screw passenger excursion vessel, "Christopher Columbus," leaving Chicago. Skyline of Chicago is in background with one building with sign reading Armo...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Alma Schmidt Petersen (1894-1989), granddaughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, who, with her husband, William F. Petersen...


Columbus Wagon

Date: 1907-04 

Description: Columbus wagon outside International Harvester's McCormick Works.


Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of the photographer Ferdinand Hotz (March 14, 1868 - December 28, 1946) as a young man. He wears a fine suit and a single pearl stu...

Date: 1948-11-02 

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

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A McCormick-Deering all-steel thresher modified for display at the McCormick Works factory showroom.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Dr. William F. Petersen (1887-1950). He is wearing a dark suit with a vest and necktie. Dr. Petersen, with his wife, Alm...

Date: 1947 

Description: International KB-5 truck unloading at loading dock. Original caption reads, "An International KB-5 with 76-inch wheelbase owned by Motor Cargo Incorporated...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of replicas of Columbus' ships the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria sailing into dock at Chicago's Jackson Park.

Date: 1959-04-30 

Description: Albert Johnson, Walter Kazlausks, John Barkauskas, and Ray Shelton stand outside International Harvester's McCormick Works while passing out handbills on t...

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: 1952-07-21 

Description: National Democratic Convention delegates Herman Jessen and Henry Reuss stand on the convention floor. Reuss had been actively campaigning for months for t...

Date: 1949 

Description: A group of young men receive instruction in the apprentice classroom at McCormick Works.

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