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Date: 1862 

Description: Large group of Union soldiers in formation by a barracks at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.

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...

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Tractor Works

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Exterior of International Harvester's Tractor Works. The factory was located at 2600 West 31st Blvd. and was in operation from 1910 to 1972.

Date: 1933 

Description: Street scene of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street in Chicago. The Allerton Hotel is in the background.

Date: 1933-06-28 

Description: A crowd gathers around the International Harvester dairy display at the "Century of Progress" world's fair. The display included cream separator's, mechani...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: An African American worker driving a partially assembled International 8-16 tractor on an assembly line at International Harvester's Tractor Works. Another...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Factory workers at McCormick Works tap an 8-top Brackelsberg furnace. The original caption reads, "Control mechanism for rotating and tilting furnace, also...

Photograph

Women in Parade

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Women, possibly International Harvester employees, carrying American flags and a company banner in a parade. The parade may be on Michigan Avenue in Chicag...

Date:  

Description: Holiday card from Jane M. Byrne, mayor of Chicago, 1979-1983. The card is a reproduction of a stained glass window with a string attached so it can be hung...

Date: 1862-04-05 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Camp Douglas near Chicago. Caption reads: "Camp Douglas, near Chicago, Illinois, where seven thousand rebel prisoners are quartered."

Date: 1941-11-11 

Description: Factory workers forge a tractor crankshaft with an Erie press at International Harvester's Tractor Works. Original caption reads: "Crankshaft as it appears...

Date: 1893 

Description: Cyanotype scenic view of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition grounds showing the U.S. Government Building and a bridge over the lagoon.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A drawing of a design for a buckle shaped brooch featuring blue square cut stones. The two halves of the design represent options III and IV to be offered...

Date: 1949 

Description: An electrical apprentice repairs an electric motor at McCormick Works.

Date:  date unknown

Description: One hot summer day the clown finds an ice cream maker. With teamwork and ingenuity, the Teenie Weenies climb into the bucket and return with pails and pail...

Photograph

Chicago Skyline

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the city skyline from a street corner. Automobiles drive past pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Date: 1896 

Description: Group view of several passenger pigeons (possibly other types of pigeon also?), a species of pigeon now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in c...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of the Tower of Phasealis on the day of Jesus' crucifixion.

Photograph

Harriet Rhoads

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: A portrait of Harriet Rhoads at the time of her marriage to Lieutenant D.G. Hudson of Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois (1862).

Date: 1911-01-05 

Description: Exterior of International Harvester's Tractor Works. The Tractor Works plant was in operation from 1910-1972, and manufactured tractors and construction eq...

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