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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...

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...

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...

King Corn

Date: 1901
Description: Advertisement for the grand exhibition of the McCormick corn binder, endorsed by "King Corn." Features an illustration of a Native American man and a photo...
Historical Essay

Babcock, Stephen Moulton (1843 - 1931)

Chemist, Inventor, and Professor
Discover the history of Stephen Moulton Babcock
Historical Essay

Babcock's Revolutionary Dairy Invention

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)
Historical Essay

International Harvester Glass Negative Series, 1900-1939 - Image Gallery Essay

View the International Harvester Glass Negative Series featuring images of farmers, animals, factory workers, tractors, small-town life and more.

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