Date: 1929-04-16 

Description: Steam engine pulling railroad cars in the railroad yard at International Harvester's McCormick Works.

Date: 1893 

Description: A cyanotype view across lagoon from shoreline of the U.S. Government Building (right), and the Fisheries building (left). There is a bridge over the lagoon...

Date: 1913 

Description: Mogul 15-30 HP kerosene tractor loaded on a railroad car for delivery, most likely outside International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory Superintendent E.C. Lutz (center) and Assistant Chief Inspector F.H. Pfhol (right) look over a McCormick-Deering 10-20 tractor torn down for inspec...

Date: 1947 

Description: Elevated view of various power units and tractors on display at Soldier Field for International Harvester "100 Years in Chicago" celebration. Original capt...

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: 1915 ca.

Description: Highly decorated, perhaps for a parade, International Model E truck owned by Barcal & Barta parked outside the company storefront. A sign on the side of th...

Date: 1923-03-29 

Description: Worker spray painting the rear wheel well of a McCormick-Deering 10-20 tractor along an assembly line at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1899-12 

Description: Close-up view of a mechanical rotating Christmas tree stand which has been elevated and incorporated into a winter scene. The key to wind the mechanism is...

Date: 1930-07-28 

Description: A letter from Jane Addams of Hull House to Cyrus McCormick regarding his donation to Hull House to benefit a children's program. The letter has two photogr...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A factory worker with a wagon wheel at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works.

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: 1947 

Description: Sign for International Harvester's Melrose Park Works (factory). The sign includes the IH logo and advertises diesel engines and crawler tractors (TracTrac...


Description: Memohead of the Live Poultry Transportation Company, with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, with a three-quarter view of a stock car for transporting live...


Farmhouse Hazards

Date: 1927-08 

Description: A child sits on the floor of a farmhouse kitchen near a cloth-covered table. A lit oil lamp, pot, and utensils sit on the table, illustrating the danger of...

Date: 1947 

Description: A female factory worker machines a part in the ball bearing plant at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men work with hot metal in what appears to be a forge at the McCormick Reaper Works factory.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Portrait of Anita McCormick Blaine (1866-1954) and her brother Stanley Robert McCormick (1874-1947).

Date: 1929-03-23 

Description: Citizens look on as City of Chicago emergency personnel and others carry an injured boy at an accident scene. The event was most likely a staged exercise....

Date: 1936-07-22 

Description: Workers boxing McCormick-Deering mowers for shipment inside the packing department at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The factory was built in 1...

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