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Date: 1896 

Description: Profile view of several passenger pigeons, a species of pigeon now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C...

Date: 1948-11-02 

Description: WENR in Chicago broadcasts the first live national television presidential election returns when Truman upset Dewey.

Date: 1933 

Description: Street scene of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street in Chicago. The Allerton Hotel is in the background.

Date: 1900 

Description: A factory worker faces away from the camera while standing on a wooden bench and uses a stick to reach into a furnace at the McCormick Reaper Works. Molten...

Date: 1907 

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

Date: 1916-01-24 

Description: Two rows of fifteen sickle bar mowers(?) stacked at an International Harvester factory (most likely McCormick Works in Chicago).

Book or Pamphlet

Deering Advertising Catalog

Date: 1903 

Description: Front cover of a Canadian advertising catalog for International Harvester's Deering line of farm implements. Features a chromolithograph illustration of a...

Date: 1936-07-08 

Description: A McCormick-Deering all-steel thresher modified for display at the McCormick Works factory showroom.

Date: 1932-07 

Description: African American woman tending to her plot in the McCormick Works' garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harves...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing for an oval brooch featuring three round, dark grey cabochons, in an intricate setting featuring multiple black and coral colored ston...


Drafting Room

Date: 1944 

Description: Men sit behind desks in the drafting room of International Harvester Company's farm machinery engineering department. The original caption reads, "A portio...

Date: 1946 

Description: Crawler tractors (TracTracTors), including the TD-6, stored on the factory floor of International Harvester's Tractor Works.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Dr. William F. Petersen (1887-1950). He is wearing a dark suit with a vest and necktie. Dr. Petersen, with his wife, Alm...

Date: 1936-08-07 

Description: Engineering photograph of a Farmall F-12 tractor with specially designed single front wheel, fenders, and clutch.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. This may be the Eastern end of Mount Zion or the City of David.


Catherine Seipp

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A full-length, seated cabinet card portrait of Catherine Orb Seipp wearing an elaborately detailed dress of heavy material. She is also wearing a bracelet,...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Vi Slovin, an employee of the United Packinghouse Workers District One office in Chicago, working after hours to distribute leaflets about the Wilson & Co....

Date: 1971-11 

Description: Poster created by SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), advocating support of prison rebellions, and the abolishment of alleged racist prison terror. Fe...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Hand-colored drawing of a design for a pendant. A large green stone is mounted in a setting of metal which is either carved or set with smaller stones. Two...

Date: 1941-08-13 ca.

Description: Engineering photograph of an International I-4 tractor made in Chicago, Illinois for the United States government.

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