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Date:  date unknown

Description: Study at the McCormick family residence on Rush Street. The house was built for Cyrus Hall McCormick and his family in 1879. After McCormick's death in 188...

Date: 1861 

Description: Lithograph illustration of downtown Chicago near the Rush Street bridge (a "swing bridge"). The McCormick Reaper Works and other factory buildings are on t...

Date: 1952-07-07 

Description: Republican Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon wears the "I LIke Ike" button while standing on the floor of the national party convention in Chicago. Born in Wi...


Chicago in 1831


Description: View of Chicago from Chicago River. The homes of John Dean, J. Baptiste Beaubien, Dr. Walcott, and John Kinzie are identified by number. Fort Dearborn can...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: Factory workers test mowers at the at McCormick Works.


Description: Letterhead of the Troy Laundry Machinery Company, with a classical figure of a man wearing a work apron and caligae, holding in his right hand a hammer, an...

Date: 1937 

Description: Headquarters of the International Harvester Company at 180 North Michigan Avenue. The building was completed in 1937 and was located at the intersection of...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Three women perform secretarial work in an office at International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of yard behind the foundry at the McCormick Reaper Works. Several men and a horse are working among piles of parts and debris. The factory wa...

Date: 1937-12-01 

Description: Engineering photograph of an experimental McCormick-Deering six wheel drive tractor with pneumatic tires.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. A busy landscape of people, animals, and shelters. Mount Scopus is in the distance.


Anatomy Lab

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cadavers are laid out on gurneys in a sky-lit anatomy lab at Rush Medical College.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing on green tissue of a design for a pendant featuring a large faceted yellow stone. The elongated setting features a foliate design at e...

Date: 1935-07 

Description: Worker drilling the main frame of a TracTracTor (crawler tractor) at International Harvester's Tractor Works. The factory was located at 2600 West 1st Blvd...

Date: 1948 

Description: A woman stands behind a counter at the Tractor Works cafeteria. The shelves in front of her are filled with slices of pie on plates and ice cream in bowls.

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: A group of spectators at the "Century of Progress" world's fair watch an International Harvester tractor pull a Firestone float down the "Avenue of Flags"...

Date: 1958-11-13 

Description: International Harvester factory workers hold signs as they picket while participating in a "steel strike" near Tractor Works.

Date: 1919-11-05 

Description: Factory doctor seated in a doctor's office or first aid station at International Harvester's McCormick Works.

Date: 1975-03-20 

Description: Original press release caption reads: "J.O. Hill (right), of O.S. Hill and Company, International truck dealer at East Liverpool, Ohio, was recently electe...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Man stands with a pie container next to an International model D-15-M truck with Metro body. According to the original caption, "Chef Wright" is the driver...

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