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Emma Seipp

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Emma Seipp poses for her portrait seated on a chair holding a kitten and a small pillow in her lap. Emma is wearing a short dress with lace trim, a hat, an...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Factory workers work on a steel wheel at International Harvester's Plano Works. Factory was later known as "West Pullman Works."

Date: 1893 

Description: An ornate advertisement "showing the wonderful growth of the Plano Manufacturing Company" as symbolized by the hatching and growth of a chick into a mighty...

Date: 1897 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Plano Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of grain binders, mowers, headers, reapers, and hay rakes. The cover fea...

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"Pigs in Clover"

Date: 1900 

Description: Young woman poses in a dress and bonnet in a studio. She is holding two young pigs. The image was likely used by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company a...

Date: 1911-05-20 

Description: Two workers in the "drop hammer malleable foundry" at International Harvester's Deering Works. The factory was owned by the Deering Harvester Company befor...

Date: 1943-10 

Description: A page from "The American Magazine" featuring the architect, George Fred Keck. He is shown with an architectural model of a "solar" home.

Date:  date unknown

Description: At Lou Braslawsky's kosher meat market, a butcher holds a roast for a customer to examine. A sign at the back of the store suggests that chickens, not beef...

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: 1910-01 

Description: Back cover of "Harvester World" magazine. Features the International Harvester logo composed of wheat and corn stalks.

Date: 1944-06-17 

Description: National Democratic political convention in Chicago. State Democratic Chairman, Thomas R. King, and delegate, Cecilia Garvin from Elroy.

Date: 1939 ca.

Description: Paint Department workers boxing cans of "Motor Truck and Tractor Synthetic Enamel Paint" for shipment from the International Harvester's McCormick Works. T...

Date: 1936-07-29 

Description: Factory worker inspects tractor pistons at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

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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...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Three-lane bowling alley at International Harvester's McCormick Works Club House.

Date: 1930-12 

Description: Three-quarter length, seated portrait of Mrs. Edward Petersen with her grandson, William Otto Petersen (1926-2012). Mrs. Petersen is wearing a dress with l...

Date: 1937 

Description: International Harvester President Sidney G. McAllister sits at a desk in his office while Comptroller C.E. Jarchow stands on the left.

Date: 1927 

Description: A woman sits at a kitchen table wearing a visor, leaning over a book while a lit oil lamp sits nearby. Also on the table are a newspaper, additional books,...

Photograph

Tomac Plasma Bank

Date: 1944 

Description: A woman stands next to a "Tomac Plasma Bank," a refrigerated cabinet designed to store blood plasma. The original caption reads, "Tomac Plasma Bank, engine...

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Description: Engraved carte-de-visite portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife.

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