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In the Beginning

his poster from 1849 is the earliest poster discovered in the Society's McCormick-International Harvester Collection to date. Posters of the 1840s and 1850s usually featured small illustrations and dense text. They often explained the technical features of the products they advertised and included endorsements from satisfied customers.

McCormick's Patent Va. Reaper Poster.

Letterpress with Wood Engraving, 1849

James J. Langdon (Chicago)
for C.H. McCormick & Co. (Chicago)
24.25" x 18.75"
WHI 4286

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