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Experimental Tractor

Date: 1896
Description: 40 H.P. experimental tractor. Original caption reads, "40 H.P., Built in 1896."
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Speck's Cotton Picker

Date: July 19 1927
Description: Left side view of Speck's cotton picker, taken for International Harvester's Engineering Department.
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Cotton Picking Machine

Date: May 17 1916
Description: Men gathered outdoors around a cotton picking machine exhibited at the National Implement and Vehicle Association Meeting.
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"Romance of the Reaper" Demonstration Scene

Date: 1930
Description: Still from the feature length motion picuture "Romance of the Reaper" showing a recreation of the demonstration of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The fi...
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Speck's Cotton Picker

Date: 1927
Description: Front view of "Speck's cotton picker," taken for International Harvester's Engineering Department.
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Construction of a Reaper on Film Set

Date: 1929
Description: A production still for the Fox Hearst film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced by International Harvester to celebrate the Reaper Centennial. Ca...
Print

On the Threshold of the First Century!

Date: 1928
Description: Advertisement celebrating 100 years of International Harvester history. Features inset drawings of McCormick's first reaper in 1831 and "Harvester's first...
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Horse-Powered Saw

Date: 1925
Description: Photographic illustration of two men cutting wood with a saw powered by horses on a treadmill. The horses and treadmill were added by an artist's drawing.
Print

World's First Reaper Placard

Date: 1931
Description: Placard for display with replicas of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The replicas were produced by the International Harvester Company for the "reaper ce...
Painting

Test of the First Reaper

Date: 1932
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 Intern...
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Early Experimental Tractor

Date: 1905
Description: A man sits behind the wheel of what appears to be an experimental tractor. The location is staged for a photo shoot, with a white cloth hung in front of a...
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Reaper Centennial Medallion

Date: 1931
Description: Front side of International Harvester's reaper centennial medallion (or coin), featuring an image of Cyrus Hall McCormick, the words "Inventor of the Reape...
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Reaper Centennial Medallion

Date: 1931
Description: Reverse side of the International Harvester reaper centennial medallion (or coin) showing the reaper in use, and the words "Centennial of the Reaper, 1891-...
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Reaper Centennial Window Display

Date: 1931
Description: Display in the window of the Hudson Bay Company department store in Alberta, Canada, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the reaper's invention.
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Earl C. Smith Giving a Speech

Date: July 31 1941
Description: Earl C. Smith, president of the Illinois Agricultural Association, speaks into a microphone at an event to honor Mr. Clarence Dauberman for creating the fi...
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Working on Reaper on Film Set

Date: 1929
Description: A production still for the Fox Hearst film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced by International Harvester to celebrate the Reaper Centennial. Ca...
Poster

Map of the United States in 1831

Date: 1933
Description: Map created by International Harvester entitled "The United States as it appeared in 1831 when Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the Reaper." The map pinpoint...
Poster

"Romance of the Reaper" Poster

Date: 1931
Description: Advertising poster for the "Romance of the Reaper" film for use in Australia. The poster features an illustration of Cyrus Hall McCormick building the firs...
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McCormick Reaper Exhibit at "Century of Progress"

Date: 1933
Description: Female model posing with a rake next to a reproduction of Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper at International Harvester's "Century of Progress" Worlds Fai...
Historical Object

Reaper Test on Centennnial Coin

Date: 1931
Description: Back side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the t...

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