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N.C. Wyeth Depiction of McCormick Reaper Demonstration

N.C. Wyeth Depiction of McCormick Reaper Demonstration | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Painting by N.C. Wyeth depicting the public demonstration of the first reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The painting shows a crowd of onlookers cheering Cyrus McCormick as he strides behind the reaper. His slave Jo Anderson is raking grain from the reaper platform. The painting was commissioned by the International Harvester Company for the reaper centennial in 1931. The original painting was destroyed in a fire.
DESCRIPTION
Painting by N.C. Wyeth depicting the public demonstration of the first reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The painting shows a crowd of onlookers cheering Cyrus McCormick as he strides behind the reaper. His slave Jo Anderson is raking grain from the reaper platform. The painting was commissioned by the International Harvester Company for the reaper centennial in 1931. The original painting was destroyed in a fire.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:4393
Creation Date: 1931
Creator Name:Wyeth, N. C.
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Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:transparency, color
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 6Z, Document 04624
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
SUBJECTS
Agricultural machinery
Harvesting
Trees
Dresses
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Umbrellas
Work clothes
Fields (Agriculture)
Hills
Special days
Crowds
McCormick family
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
Wagons
Painting
Farmhouses
Agricultural machinery industry
Fences
Inventors

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