Teacher Resources for Art of the Draw


Handbills and advertising posters have long been used to showcase commercial products, although both the medium and the message have changed over time. In the following activities, students will have the opportunity to look carefully at the selected posters in the McCormick-International Harvester Collection as a basis for analyzing, comparing, and contrasting the advertising of the past and that of the present.

  • Teaching Activities
    These four activities present opportunities (to be modified to meet the needs of your students) that allow students to grapple with the ideas presented in "Art of the Draw"
  • Thematic Bibliography
    Curators have compiled a thematic bibliography on the history of: McCormick and International Harvester Companies, Agricultural Equipment, Cyrus Hall McCormick and Family, Tractors, Advertising, Lithography, and Posters.

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