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Date: 1950 ca.
Description: A factory worker at International Harvester's Tractor Works uses a forklift with a small crane to transport materials.
Description: Panoramic view of tractors and other machines on display in the McCormick Works showroom.
Description: Mrs. Waggoner pushing a button on an electric light switch on the wall in her farmhouse.
Date: 1935 ca.
Description: Factory workers at International Harvester's West Pullman Works assemble a McCormick-Deering 6-can milk cooler. The men are placing cooling coils and the...
Date: 1914 ca.
Description: Operators cab of a Pawling & Harnischfeger crane at the Illinois Steel Co. warehouse in South Chicago.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: A factory worker uses a spreader machine to work with sisal fiber during the production of binder twine at the McCormick Twine Mill. White sheets are hung...
Description: Female and male factory workers handle bags of twine in the McCormick Works Twine Mill.
Description: Worker at Mary Lou Bakery. Original caption states: "12BBW Water Cooler. Bakery installation and dough conditioning application."
Description: Workers grind pistons at International Harvester's Tractor Works.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Dr. Otto Schmidt (1863-1935), noted Chicago physician and husband of Emma Seipp Schmidt. He is wearing a dark suit and bo...
Description: Close-up of a man writing a check for $4.35 to a "Henry Peterson." The check is dated at Chicago and is printed with the name "Merchants' Loan & Trust Comp...
Description: Factory workers reading in the Deering Works Club library. A librarian appears to be checking books in and out to a line of employees.
Description: Workers adjusting a large printing press as two other men are examining freshly printed copies of Farmers Advance. The paper was a publication of th...
Description: Interior view of a farmhouse, taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department and used to illustrate the dangers of a cluttered room....
Description: Sisal (hennequen) fiber streaming from machines at the McCormick Twine Mill.
Description: Female factory workers at the McCormick Works twine mill use machines to wind twine onto spools.
Description: The original caption reads, "Comely Chicago models Dianne Trunda (left) and Joyce Szulc (right) help Earl A. Comerford, manager, agricultural and consumer...
Description: Four female "traffic officers" posing with an International diesel TD-40 TracTracTor (crawler tractor) in preparation for a tractor road show.
Description: Factory workers at their machines at West Pullman Works.
Description: Spectators view paintings by Paul Gaugin at the opening of an art exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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