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Petersen House

Date: 1930 

Description: A room off the entrance hall of the Edward Petersen home at 1322 Astor Street in Chicago's Gold Coast area has a barrel vaulted ceiling and bookcases along...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of William O. Petersen (1924 - 2012), attorney and owner of Black Point Estate with his wife, Jane Jordan Browne. Peters...

Date: 1933-06-02 

Description: McCormick-Deering Model 21 2-row corn picker mounted on a Farmall F-30 tractor in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Workers manufacturing wooden wagon components inside International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works. One worker is drilling holes in wooden pieces. The factor...

Date: 1946 

Description: A factory worker at West Pullman Works uses a centerless grinder in the ball bearing department. A man and woman work in the background.

Date: 1976-08 

Description: Mannequins dressed in "Swingster" jackets and hats bearing International Harvester colors and logos. The clothing was on display for the introduction of th...

Date: 1930 

Description: Water basins in an employee shower room at the McCormick Works (factory). A row of wall-mounted shower heads are in the background.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers removing mower wheels from casts inside Foundry no. 1 at the McCormick Reaper Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Machine comp...

Date: 1943-01-13 

Description: A group of recently hired factory female workers receive their first day of training at an International Harvester factory. The factory was responsible for...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Rope tying demonstration for a group of rural school teachers. Original caption reads, "County Supt. Tobin, Country Life Director, and rural school teacher...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Alma Schmidt Petersen (1894-1989). The granddaughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp, Alma and her husband Dr. William F....

Date: 1891 

Description: Dr. Otto L. and Emma Sibylla Seipp Schmidt pose for a vignetted head and shoulders portrait around the time of their marriage. Otto wears a suit and tie. E...

Date: 1923-06 

Description: A woman uses an electric sewing machine while seated at a table with latticed sides.

Date: 1947 

Description: Female factory workers handle parts in the ball bearing plant at West Pullman Works.

Photograph

Safety Inspector

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Portrait of a safety inspector at International Harvester's West Pullman Works (factory).

Date: 1949-03-10 

Description: Factory worker testing a Farmall Cub engine at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Small child opening a desk drawer containing a shining revolver (hand gun). The scene was staged for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Depar...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Two factory workers load boxes into crates at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory workers pack small metal parts into wooden crates using a conveyor belt and scale at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1911 

Description: Three workers with barrels of drinks inside a refreshment booth decorated with stars and stripes. The men were preparing to serve drinks at an Internationa...

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