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Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A young Ferdinand Hotz sits behind a large desk in his Chicago office. There is an art print and a framed collection of moths and butterflies on the wall b...

Date: 1937-12-08 

Description: "New" blooming mill at International Harvester's Wisconsin Steel Works (factory). Original caption reads: "58' transfer conveying blooms from the 40" bloom...


Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Factory workers use hammers and other tools to construct binder attachments(?) while standing at workstations inside a room at the McCormick Works. Piles o...

Date: 1935-07 

Description: Factory worker mills the ends of a TracTracTor (crawler tractor) main frame with an Ingersol planer/miller at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1928-04-11 

Description: Engineering photograph of an experimental Farmall tractor with "new Bosch (no battery) lighting system."


Chicago Stockyards

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of cattle stockyards. Cattle can be seen in many different pens.

Date: 1944 

Description: A female factory worker operates a machine at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1865-04-11 

Description: Backside of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commissio...


The Orb Sisters

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Sisters Margarethe, left, and Catherine Orb pose for a full-length, standing portrait wearing matching dark floor length gowns with fur trimmed short sleev...

Date: 1880 

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

Date: 1910-02-02 

Description: Two men with bowler hats ride an International Auto Buggy in an urban area during winter.

Date: 1944 

Description: Female worker using a drill press in a window display at International Harvester's employment office in the company's Michigan Avenue annex. The display ce...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of workers filing out of the gates of the McCormick Reaper Works at the end of a work day. The factory became part of the International Harve...


Frank W. Jenks

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Portrait of Frank W. Jenks, an International Harvester executive. Jenks started working for the company as a clerk in 1914. After a lengthy career with the...


Workers' Protest

Date: 1958-11-13 

Description: Factory workers hold signs as they picket while participating in a strike. A uniformed police officer looks on from the right. The workers are picketing ne...

Date: 1941-08-13 ca.

Description: Engineering photograph of an International I-4 tractor made in Chicago, Illinois for the United States government.

Date: 1932-07 

Description: Man and woman picking vegetables in the Deering Works Community Garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester...

Date: 1916-02-17 

Description: Man pulling a wooden cart loaded with metal parts outside International Harvester's McCormick Works. The McCormick Works was built by Cyrus McCormick in 18...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory workers pouring hot metal? into a mold or wheel hub at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

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