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Cyrus Hall McCormick

Cyrus Hall McCormick
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Title: Cyrus Hall McCormick
Description: Portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884). This portrait was reportedly a favorite of his wife Nettie Fowler McCormick (1835-1923). McCormick was a Chicago industrialist and inventor in 1831 of the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine to harvest wheat. He formed the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1848 to manufacture and sell his invention, and through innovative marketing techniques the Chicago firm grew into the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the United States. The company eventually became part of the International Harvester Company.

Image ID: 8360
1866 ca.
McCormick - International Harvester
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Agricultural machinery industry
Portrait photography
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
McCormick family

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