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Herman Elies Working with Hemp

Date: October 06 1944
Description: Herman Elies slashing the twine ties from the hemp bundles to be processed into cordage for rope during World War II at a hemp mill on Highway 51 in DeFore...
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Woman and Hemp Stalk Crusher

Date: October 06 1944
Description: A woman is feeding hemp stalks into a crusher for rope production during World War II.
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Women Processing Hemp Fibers

Date: October 06 1944
Description: Two women processing hemp fibers at the DeForest hemp mill during World War II.
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Women Combing Hemp Fibers

Date: October 06 1944
Description: Lula Lawrence, lsft, and Esther Gunderson combing hemp fibers. In the background two women are sorting hemp fiber bundles for rope and cordage during Worl...
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Men Processing Hemp Fibers

Date: October 06 1944
Description: Two men processing hemp in a DeForest plant for use as cord and rope during World War II. The men are feeding hemp into a rolling machine which crushes the...
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Fiber Processing at McCormick Twine Mill

Date: 1920
Description: Hemp or sisal fiber piles on the floor of International Harvester's McCormick Twine Mill as it is processed through spreading machines. The mill was locate...
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Feldman Bag Company Letterhead

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Description: Letterhead of the Feldman Bag Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturer of burlap and cotton bags and twines, with illustrations of two sacks, and a "J...
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Woman Cleaning Twine Machine

Date: September 29 1913
Description: A woman with a broom is standing behind a large piece of twine machinery and is cleaning it with a broom. The woman is dressed in a smock and hat. Behind h...
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Woman Cleaning Twine Machinery

Date: September 29 1913
Description: A woman is crouching next to a large piece of twine machinery cleaning it. The woman is dressed in a smock and hat. Behind her the room is filled with mach...
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Man with Pile of Manila Fiber

Date: October 01 1913
Description: A man is standing in front of a large pile of manila hemp fiber. The fiber was used to create twine. The man is wearing overalls over his clothing and has...
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Man Feeding Manila Fiber into Twine Machine

Date: September 29 1913
Description: A man is feeding a large bundle of manila hemp fiber into a piece of twine machinery. The man is dressed in overalls and has his sleeves rolled up. Surroun...
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Homer Hemp, Susie Sisal, and Tillie Twine Family Story

Date: 1949
Description: Promotional advertisement available through the International Harvester Advertising Service for use by International Harvester dealers, part of the 1949 Tw...
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Tillie Twine's Criss-Cross Cover

Date: 1949
Description: Promotional advertisement available through the International Harvester Advertising Service for use by International Harvester dealers, part of the 1949 Tw...
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Tillie Twine 20 Pounds Right to the Ounce!

Date: 1949
Description: Promotional advertisement available through the International Harvester Advertising Service for use by International Harvester dealers, part of the 1949 Tw...
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There's A Lot Of Pull In International Twine

Date: 1949
Description: Promotional advertisement available through the International Harvester Advertising Service for use by International Harvester dealers, part of the 1949 Tw...
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Tillie Twine Chases Away Mice and Insects

Date: 1949
Description: Promotional advertisement available through the International Harvester Advertising Service for use by International Harvester dealers, part of the 1949 Tw...
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Remind Folks to Order Their International Twine Early!

Date: 1949
Description: Promotional advertisement available through the International Harvester Advertising Service for use by International Harvester dealers, part of the 1949 Tw...
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Keller's Advertising Cards

Date: 1880
Description: Front and back of advertising cards for the Excelsior Gleaner and Binder. Front features illustrations of a man using the machinery in a field. The back fe...

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