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McCormick "Westward" Advertising Poster

McCormick "Westward" Advertising Poster | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Advertising poster showing color illustration of pioneers on a bluff overlooking a McCormick binder harvesting grain in the valley below. The poster bears the text "'Westward the course of empire takes its way' with McCormick in the van." The poster was based on a fresco painting by Emmanuel Leutze in the House Wing of the Federal Capitol. Printed by Shober & Carqueville Lithog. Co., Chicago, Illinois.
DESCRIPTION
Advertising poster showing color illustration of pioneers on a bluff overlooking a McCormick binder harvesting grain in the valley below. The poster bears the text "'Westward the course of empire takes its way' with McCormick in the van." The poster was based on a fresco painting by Emmanuel Leutze in the House Wing of the Federal Capitol. Printed by Shober & Carqueville Lithog. Co., Chicago, Illinois.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2496
Creation Date: 1886
Creator Name:McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
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Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 6419.115 (7)
Original Dimensions:27.5 x 39.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Featured in the WHS Museum exhibit "Art of the Draw" in 2000.
SUBJECTS
Agricultural machinery
Fields (Agriculture)
Horses
Clothing and dress
Hats
Advertising
Landscape
Mountains
Valleys
Agricultural machinery industry
Men
Pioneers
Women
Horse-drawn vehicles
Wagons
Farmers

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