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International Tractor Advertising Poster | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

International Tractor Advertising Poster

International Tractor Advertising Poster | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Advertising poster for the Fast Hitch features a cartoon of men performing the "nationally famous Fast-Hitch square dance" on Farmall tractors. A photographic group portrait inset features the actual men posing around a tractor. From left to right are Bob ____, Lee ____, Richard "Dick" Quinlan, and Don Hammell. All of the men worked for International Harvester Company.
DESCRIPTION
Advertising poster for the Fast Hitch features a cartoon of men performing the "nationally famous Fast-Hitch square dance" on Farmall tractors. A photographic group portrait inset features the actual men posing around a tractor. From left to right are Bob ____, Lee ____, Richard "Dick" Quinlan, and Don Hammell. All of the men worked for International Harvester Company.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23239
Creation Date: 1953
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:
County:
State:
Collection Name:Advertising literature, 1832-1984
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 6421.2384 (7)
Original Dimensions:28 x 38 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This information was provided in 2011 by Michael Quinlan, son of Richard "Dick" Quinlan:

The event was created by Mel Curvey of International Harvester Co. to promote the new "Fast-Hitch" technology for the Farmall Super-C tractor. The fast-hitch allowed the farmer to change implements without dismounting the tractor.

The callers were Bill Bailey of WLS Radio and Walt Newton of WGN Radio (both in Chicago).

The bands were Bill Bailey with Polk County Burnett and Mary Jane Johnson, and Shirley Scott and the Modulators with Frankie Scardino.

They did shows in 1953 at the IH Proving Ground in Hinsdale, IL for IH Dealers, and then state fairs in the midwest for consumers. They also played the first Farm Progress Show in Potomac, IL in 1953 or 1954 which was sponsored by WLS and Prairie Farmer magazine.

SUBJECTS
Agricultural machinery
Tractors
Caricatures and cartoons
Dance
Costume
Hats
Advertising
Agricultural machinery industry
Fairs
Crowds
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group

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