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Art of the Draw: Advertising Posters from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection

McCormick-International Harvester Advertising Posters | Wisconsin Historical Society
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Century of Progress in Grain Harvesting: The Marsh Harvester, 1876

Chicago, Illinois. McCormick-International Harvester poster printed by Charles Shober & Co. for Gammon & Deering. Inset views of obsolete harvesting technologies helped portray the Marsh Harvester as the pinnacle of mechanical genius.

"Art of the Draw: Advertising Posters from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection" features 50 advertising posters selected from the collection. The International Harvester Company was the largest and most influential farm equipment manufacturer of the 20th century. 

  • Explore poster printing technology, lithography and graphic styles over the years.
  • See how farm machinery changed over time and across the globe.
  • Examine advertising methods and icons of the early 19th century.

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People Featured in This Exhibit
  • Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • Edward Mandel
  • James J. Langdon
  • Paul Dominique Philippoteaux
  • Emanuel Leutze
  • Frederic Remington
  • Charles Russell
  • Charles Russell