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Machines of Steel

y the late 1800s, illustrations of Civil War battles had settled into the tradition of grand history paintings and were ripe for advertising use. Taking advantage of popular interest in the subject, the McCormick Company issued a series of Civil War posters. This one associates McCormick products with the technological innovation of the ironclad naval ships, "Monitor" and "Merrimac."

Battle scene poster: Terrific engagement between the 'Monitor' and 'Merrimac'.

Color Lithograph, 1891

Printed by Calvert Lithographing and Engraving Co. (Detroit and Chicago)
for McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. (Chicago)
26" x 36"
WHI 41074

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