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Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Technicians stand and sit in the paint(?) laboratory at the McCormick Reaper Works factory. Tables are equipped with burners, beakers and other supplies.

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: Workers testing paint for physical constancy, viscosity and weight per gallon in the Paint Department of International Harvester's McCormick Works. Cans of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A page from a scrapbook created by Andrew Webb Jr. when he was a patient at the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium from 1931-1934, with images of An...

Date: 1949-03-10 

Description: A group of men working at tables in the Drafting Department at International Harvester's Tractor Works. An American flag hangs from the high ceiling in the...

Date: 1937 

Description: Four female "traffic officers" posing with an International diesel TD-40 TracTracTor (crawler tractor) in preparation for a tractor road show.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Full-length studio portrait of an African American woman posing in front of a wooden bench and a velvet curtained backdrop. She is wearing a long dress emb...

Date: 1934 

Description: Storage room at the McCormick Works (factory) housing racks full of hanging gears and machinery parts.

Date: 1942 

Description: Close-up of factory worker Dorothy Ozen wearing safety glasses while operating a drill press used in war production at International Harvester's West Pullm...

Date: 1943-12-20 

Description: Elevated view of men working at machines in an International Harvester engineering shop. The original caption reads, "Scene from International Harvester Co...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Edward Petersen poses, seated in a chair, and his wife stands next to him on the left. They appear to be reading papers which Edward is holding. Behind the...


Plano Works

Date: 1907-09-06 

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

Date: 1944 

Description: Two factory workers use machinery mounted along a workspace counter at West Pullman Works.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Factory workers stand amid machinery in the forge shop at the McCormick Reaper Works.

Date: 1930 

Description: Male and female workers inspecting(?) parts at International Harvester's West Pullman Works.

Date: 1910 

Description: Female factory workers stand around long tables in the canvas department at International Harvester's Deering Works Canvas Department. Canvas is piled in r...

Date: 1939-04-26 

Description: Women workers operating twine balling machines at International Harvester's McCormick Twine Mill. The twine mill was part of the McCormick Works. The McCor...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Men assembling binders at International Harvester's Deering Works (factory). The factory was originally built by William Deering for the Deering Harvester...

Date: 1931 

Description: Lobby and cashier's desk in the McCormick Works Club House. In the center is a set of double doors. On the left is a flight of stairs. The Club House was d...

Date: 1925-01-27 

Description: Workers stitching and printing labels on burlap bags used to store balls of binder twine at International Harvester's McCormick Twine Mill. The McCormick w...

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