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McCormick Works Illuminated on December Night | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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McCormick Works Illuminated on December Night

McCormick Works Illuminated on December Night | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Elevated view of International Harvester's McCormick Works lit up on a December night. A very large lit Christmas tree is on the roof of the building. A sign along the front of the building reads: "'Quality is the foundation of our business!' — Alex Legge, President." The McCormick Works was built in 1873 and was located at Blue Island and Western Avenues in the Chicago subdivision called "Canalport." The factory closed in 1961. The original caption said: "Superintendent F.H. Harrison of McCormick works and his organization had their own Christmas tree. It was large enough to be visible to the employees for a considerable distance in all directions as they came to and went from their work. It was lighted and decorated in attractive style and exemplified the get-together spirit that is so characteristic of McCormick.
DESCRIPTION
Elevated view of International Harvester's McCormick Works lit up on a December night. A very large lit Christmas tree is on the roof of the building. A sign along the front of the building reads: "'Quality is the foundation of our business!' — Alex Legge, President." The McCormick Works was built in 1873 and was located at Blue Island and Western Avenues in the Chicago subdivision called "Canalport." The factory closed in 1961. The original caption said: "Superintendent F.H. Harrison of McCormick works and his organization had their own Christmas tree. It was large enough to be visible to the employees for a considerable distance in all directions as they came to and went from their work. It was lighted and decorated in attractive style and exemplified the get-together spirit that is so characteristic of McCormick.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:8895
Creation Date: December 21 1928
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Glass negative series, circa 1900-1939
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:IHI-38041
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A cropped version of this photograph appeared in "Harvester World" magazine, Feb. 1929, pg. 21. Glass Negative Series.
SUBJECTS
Trees
Cities and towns
Factories
Christmas
Agricultural machinery industry
Outdoor photography
Electric signs
Signs and signboards
Automobiles

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