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Figures of Abundance

ince ancient times, Western cultures have depicted material abundance as a mythic, female figure often carrying sheaves of wheat. Goddesses of plenty appeared on many implement and farm supply catalogs in the late nineteenth century. The tradition continued into the twentieth century, but by then the factory had become the new symbol of abundance.

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Color lithograph, 1914
Printed by Hayes Lithographing Co.
(Buffalo) for International Harvester
Co. (Chicago)
29.25" x 19.75"

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