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Description: Workers waiting in line at a soup kitchen in International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was owned by the Deering Harvester Company before 1902.

Date: 1847 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1847. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Michigan Avenue...

Photograph

Storing Sisal Fiber

Date: 1910-07-28 

Description: Men use a pulley to raise bales of sisal from the ground of a warehouse to the top of a pile of stacked bales. Others use dollies to wheel in additional ba...

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Chemical Laboratory

Date: 1944 

Description: Gertrude Satina weighs a piece of steel in the chemical laboratory at the International Harvester Company. The original caption reads, "This photo shows th...

Date: 1905-07-13 

Description: Factory workers mixing paint at International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was operated by the Deering Harvester Company until it became part of...

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Factory workers take samples from the 8-ton Brackelsberg Furnace at McCormick Works. The original caption reads, "Furnace has three tap spouts. Large insu...

Date: 1936-07-22 

Description: A factory worker in the dry forging area at the McCormick Works.

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Description: Worker turning a wagon wheel spoke on a belt-driven industrial lathe at International Harvester's Accurate Engineering Works.

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Factory workers painting crawler tractors (TracTracTors) at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1949 

Description: A wood pattern-maker apprentice at McCormick Works (factory) turns a pattern on the faceplate of a lathe.

Date: 1935-11 

Description: Branch service managers watching the forging of a crank shaft at Tractor Works (factory). Original caption reads (in part): "Taken by McQuinn".

Date: 1910-01-19 

Description: Worker assembling the spokes of a wooden wagon wheel at International Harvester's Weber Wagon Works in Auburn Park. The factory was owned by the Weber Wago...

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Beer Barons

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Six prominent German American brewers pose outdoors, seated around a table, for a portrait labeled "The Poterhouse [sic] Club." Well-dressed in suits and h...

Date: 1929 

Description: Factory workers at machines in the McCormick Works.

Date: 1930 

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

Date: 1937-12-08 

Description: Blooming mill at International Harvester's Wisconsin Steel Works (factory). Original caption reads: "General view of a portion of the new Wisconsin Steel W...

Date: 1943-01-13 

Description: Two women inspect a drill press at an International Harvester factory. Original caption reads: "Dust prevention and cleanliness is so important as a factor...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory workers pouring metal into molds at International Harvester's Plano Works. The factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

Date: 1941-05-01 ca.

Description: Factory workers loading Farmall tractors onto rail cars outside International Harvester's Tractor Works. Original caption reads: "Machines for use in the p...

Date: 1918-11-26 

Description: Factory worker stands at what appears to be a large press at International Harvester's McCormick Works. The machine is labeled, "Williams, White & Co., Mol...

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