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Date: 1867 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1867. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Rush Street bri...

Date: 1945-09 

Description: View from road of picket line of United Packinghouse Workers of America Local 284 at the Globe company plant.

Date: 1940 

Description: A woman in uniform stands by the open door of a walk-in-cooler in the cafeteria at International Harvester's Tractor Works (factory). A man stands on the...

Date: 1929 

Description: Factory workers at machines in the McCormick Works.


Elsa Seipp

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: A seated, full-length portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Elsa Seipp, daughter of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp. She is wearing a floor length gown wi...


Alma Seipp

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Alma Seipp posing seated in an ornately carved chair. She wears a floor-length gown with high collar and ribbon trim. Alma is a dau...

Date: 1946 

Description: A man in a suit and hat looks on as another man in an International Harvester shirt demonstrates a Sun Motor Tester at International Harvester's Education...

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview through a Ferris wheel at the Chicago World's Fair. The sensation of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was the Ferris wheel, the...

Date: 1906-06-12 

Description: The inside of a document for child employment. The document reads: "EMPLOYMENT OF CHILD AFFIDAVIT UNDER ACT OF 1893 FORM NO. 117 Protection Legal Bank...

Date: 1910-02-19 

Description: Three-lane bowling alley inside International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was built by William Deering for the Deering Harvester Company in 1880...


Description: A man has stopped his carriage at the fountain in South Park so his horse can drink water. A woman sits beside the driver, and a young boy stands behind th...

Date: 1947 

Description: Elevated view of men and women inspecting tractors and engines on display at International Harvester's "100 Years in Chicago" celebration. The exhibition w...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed knife, fork, and spoon crossed o...

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: International Harvester's first headquarters building at 7 Monroe Street on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue. IHC later sold the building and proper...

Date: 1942 ca.

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

Date: 1933-06-30 

Description: People line up aroung the International Harvester information and registration booth at the "Century of Progress" world's fair. The sign attached to the p...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Men, possibly employees of International Harvester, playing baseball in a city park. The park appears to be Grant Park in Chicago, which was located across...

Date: 1944-06-26 

Description: Two Wisconsin delegates to Republican Party National Convention held in Chicago, Illinois. Dewey delegate Gavin McKerro, Pewaukee, (left) and Thomas Colem...

Date: 1933-07-18 

Description: Lillian Anderson of Racine, Wisconsin, Queen of the "Century of Progress" world's fair, poses near a tractor in the International Harvester exhibit.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: A factory worker using a hammer to assemble a wagon wheel at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works.

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