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S.S. Morton Tractor

Date: 1899
Description: Three-quarter left side view of a tractor built by S.S. Morton. The photograph is labeled, "The Predecessor of the International Line."

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...

"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...
Historical Essay

Babcock, Stephen Moulton (1843 - 1931)

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

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'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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