Date:  date unknown

Description: Speed presses stamp out core laminations for transformers at Thordarson Electical Manufacturing Company. Chester Thordarson was a Chicago inventor and man...

Date: 1933-06-02 

Description: Cream separators and milkers on display in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.

Date: 1923 

Description: Advertising poster for the McCormick-Deering Harvester-Thresher (combine) featuring color illustration of the implement. Includes the text "Harvests and Th...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: McCormick-Deering corn binder parked outside a Chicago factory, most likely the McCormick Works. Decals and/or stencils are visible on the machine.

Book or Pamphlet

Program for Mai-Fest


Description: A woodland print is featured on the cover of the program for Deutsches Mai-Fest (German May Festival), hosted by the German Federation of Chicago. Dr. Otto...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Catalog cover for the International auto buggy featuring a color illustration of a woman driving one of the vehicles. The IH product name is another examp...

Date: 1880 

Description: Illustration of the arrival in a train station of the Maine and New Hampshire delegations to the National Republican Convention.

Date: 1896 

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

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Billboard for International motor trucks on Diversey Avenue outside of Deering Works. The billboard lettering reads, "Use International for Low-Cost Haulin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of the business district and skyline. The Wrigley Building and clock tower stands in the foreground; it was built in 1920 by William Wrigley...

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: 1893 

Description: A cyanotype photograph of a man in oriental dress on the Midway of the World's Columbian Exposition. He stands behind a gate; a sign warns, "No Admittance...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Elevated view of hundreds of people, possibly factory workers, gathered to hear speeches outside International Harvester's Deering(?) Works. The event appe...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Ben Bergor, a Madison area magician (standing third from the left), with a group of Chicago area magicians. Identified individuals are (seated, left to rig...

Date: 1937-10-29 

Description: Men and women working in the 5th floor mail room of International Harvester's general office building.

Date: 1941-04-24 ca.

Description: International military tractor on a rail car, most likely at Internaitonal Harvester's Tractor Works (factory). Original caption reads: "A wheel-type Diese...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Factory workers with tractors on the end of the Farmall assembly line at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Young boy and girl sitting on a pile of rocks with a cat and a dog outside the Sunnyside School. The boy is cradling a cat under his arm, while a girl is f...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory workers pouring metal into molds at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Early McCormick reaper at McCormick Works. There is a white sheet hung in the background for a backdrop.

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