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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: 1905 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith taking a drink near some rocks in Garfield Park.


Christmas at Church

Date: 1899-12 

Description: Interior view of a church with large Christmas trees on either side of the Neo-Gothic altar. Between the trees is an arched sign proclaiming, in German, "G...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the McCormick family residence on Rush Street, showing a piano in the left-hand foreground. The house was built for Cyrus Hall McCormick a...

Date: 1939-09 

Description: A shower of molten metal at International Harvester's Wisconsin Steel Works (factory).

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Ferdinand Hotz poses holding the 41.94 carat Emperor Maximilian Diamond, which he owned from 1919 to 1946. He is wearing pince nez glasses and a pearl tie...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Girls turning rope for a young boy to skip outside the Sunnyside School in Cook County.


Description: Elevated view of rows of railroad cars at the lakefront in Chicago, south of the Randolph Street viaduct.


Alma Schmidt

Date: 1906 

Description: A standing, three-quarter length studio portrait of Alma Schmidt at age 12. She is wearing a summer dress with cut-work decoration. She has a bow in her ha...

Date: 1909-03-12 

Description: Four men stand outside of the Weber Works lumberyard. The factory produced wagons.

Date: 1934-06-04 

Description: McCormick-Deering I-12 Industrial tractor on display in the International Harvester exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair.


Marie Lefens

Date: 1910 

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Marie Seipp Lefens, one of the daughters of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp with his first wife, Maria Josepha Teutsch. She i...


Petersen House

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: The fireplace in the living room of the Edward Petersen house features a classical revival surround and mantel. A small stuffed toy dog sits under a carved...

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: 1935 

Description: Worker mills TracTracTor (crawler tractor) rear end housings in a machine shop at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A Kotex feminine product advertisement from early in the 20th century.

Date: 1943-05-28 

Description: Female factory worker winds a motor in the electrical shop at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1942 

Description: Men stand on the curb beside International trucks used in the Brinks Express Company's "Liberty Fleet." The Field Museum building is in the background acro...


Tractor Works

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Two men look through wooden shipping crates in a room at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A drawing of a design for a buckle shaped brooch featuring blue square cut stones. The two halves of the design represent options III and IV to be offered...

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