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Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Factory worker hardens tractor parts in "one of a battery of gas-fired box type heat treating furnaces."

Date: 1933-07-25 

Description: Native Americans in traditional dress test a harvester-thresher (combine) in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a construction site surrounded by buildings in what appears to be an industrial area. A sign on the building on the left side of reads, "W...

Date: 1925 

Description: Advertising poster for the McCormick-Deering harvester-thresher (combine). Includes color illustration of the implement and the text "twelfth successful se...


Mrs. John H. Kinzie

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up portrait of Mrs. John Kinzie, born Juliette Augusta Magill (1808-1870), author of "Wau-Bun," from an oil painting made in 1855 by G.P.A. Healey.

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: A man wearing protective gloves shovels metal pieces into a radiant tube clean hardening furnace at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1893 

Description: One-page tea room menu from the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. At the top is an illustration of a gondolier steering a couple in a c...

Date: 1926 

Description: Advertising poster for the McCormick-Deering tractor-binder (grain binder). Includes a color illustration of a farmer harvesting grain with a tractor and g...

Date: 1900 

Description: "Knotter men" work at tables in the McCormick Twine Mill. Windows line one wall of the brick room and a system of belt-driven machinery is arranged along t...


WMAQ Radio Station

Date: 1924 

Description: Interior of WMAQ Radio Station with Chief Engineer Donald Weller standing.

Date: 1930-08-05 

Description: Engineering photograph of experimental Farmall tractor. Original caption reads: "complete Farmall tractor (intermediate) - left side view."

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A woman stands in the garden by the corner of 675 Rush Street, the residence of the McCormick family which takes up an entire block between Erie and Huron...


Description: Memohead of the Live Poultry Transportation Company, with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, with a three-quarter view of a stock car for transporting live...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Industrial safety poster or sign illustrated with a cream separator. The poster advocates employee safety at International Harvester's Weber Works. The sig...


Vilas Flying Boat

Date: 1913-07-01 

Description: The Curtiss flying boat in which Jack Vilas made the first flight across Lake Michigan. Vilas, a Chicago businessman, was greeted by a crowd of aerial enth...

Date: 1926-10-16 

Description: A man looks out the passenger-side window towards the back of an International heavy duty truck (possibly a model 103). There is a ladder attached to the s...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Workers in the metal finishing room at the McCormick Reaper Works. In 1902 the factory became part of the International Harvester Company.

Date: 1914-11-04 

Description: Medical staff attend to male and female factory workers at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The factory was owned by the McCormick Harvesting Mac...

Date: 1881 

Description: Front cover of the catalog featuring an embossed silhouette illustration of a man using a horse-drawn Plano harvesting machine.

Date: 1924 

Description: Advertisement sent to International Harvester dealers promoting the 1925 McCormick-Deering farm equipment calendar. The calendar features an illustration o...

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