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Woman and Girls in McCormick Works' Community Garden



Woman and Girls in McCormick Works' Community Garden
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Title: Woman and Girls in McCormick Works' Community Garden
Description: Mother and her two daughters at work in the McCormick Works community garden. The garden was one of several factory gardens created under International Harvester's "garden project." The gardens were intended to aid unemployed and underemployed workers from the company's factories. Employees with at least five years service were eligible for garden plots. The McCormick Works community gardens were located near 95th street and Crawford Avenue, and consisted of approximately 440 acres divided into 50 by 150 feet plots. The gardens were utilized by over 1,800 employees.

Image ID: 11637
Creation
Date:
August 1932 
Creator
Name:
International Harvester Company
City, State: Chicago, Illinois
Collection
Name:
McCormick - International Harvester
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. For more information see "It's Harvest Time for Chicago's New Army of City Farmers" in the Chicago Sunday Times, October 9, 1932. See also Image IDs: 8584, 11633, 11635, 11638, 11645, 11647.
Subjects: Gardens
Agriculture
Agricultural machinery industry
Vegetables
Children and adults
 

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