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Test of the First Reaper

Test of the First Reaper | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Diorama(?) depicting the test of the first mechanical reaper by Cyrus McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The display was likely part of International Harvester's exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair in Chicago.
DESCRIPTION
Diorama(?) depicting the test of the first mechanical reaper by Cyrus McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The display was likely part of International Harvester's exhibit at the "Century of Progress" world's fair in Chicago.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:49678
Creation Date: 1932
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Chicago(?)
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album 365, Pg.7
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Reflections in image suggest that the display is behind glass. The scene appears to be based on an advertising poster produced by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1883.
SUBJECTS
Agricultural exhibitions
Agricultural machinery
Harvesting
Oats
Crowds
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
Inventions
Models and modelmaking

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