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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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American Inventors

Date: 1900
Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...
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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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John F. Appleby

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Description: Portrait of inventor John F. Appleby. The Wisconsin inventor is credited with inventing a knotting mechanism that made twine grain binders possible in the...
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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.
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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...
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Men Posing with McCormick Binder

Date: 1899
Description: A group of five men stand and sit around a McCormick grain binder.
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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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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...
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...
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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McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1895
Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...
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McCormick Reaper of 1847

Date: 1900
Description: A man uses a team of two horses to pull a McCormick reaper in a field while other women and men rake the cut grain.
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McCormick Wire Binder of 1876

Date: 1900
Description: Side view of a man using a McCormick wire binder pulled by three horses to work in a field.
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McCormick Marsh Harvester of 1875

Date: 1900
Description: Side view of three men using a McCormick marsh-type hand-binding harvester in a field.
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First McCormick Reaper Re-Enactment

Date: 1929
Description: Re-enactors demonstrate a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing...
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Clarence L. Dauberman Farm

Date: July 31 1941
Description: People gathered around a Farmall Regular tractor on the farm of Clarence L. Dauberman. Original caption reads: "Sydney G. McAllister, chairman, executive c...
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First McCormick Reaper Re-Enactment

Date: 1929
Description: Re-enactors demonstrate a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing...
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"Romance of the Reaper" Film Still

Date: 1929
Description: Scene from the film "Romance of the Reaper" showing the building of the first practical reaper on the McCormick farm in Virginia. Actors playing the parts...

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